Economic Commission for Africa

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Subject (Course): The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  2. African Statistical Yearbook
  3. Putting Africa First
  4. Macroeconomic Policy.
    - Economic Report on Africa
  5. Regional Integration and Trade
    - Industrialisation and infrastructure
    - Investment policy
    - Food security, agriculture, and land
    - African Trade Policy Centre.
    - Trade Facilitation from an African perspective
    - Observatory on Regional Integration in Africa
    - Assessing regional integration in Africa
    - Action Plan for Boosting Intra-Africa Trade
    - Building Trade Capacities for Africa’s Transformation
    - Frontier Markets in Africa
    - Africa-BRICS Cooperation
    - African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020
  6. Social Development.
    - Post 2015 Development Agenda
  7. Natural Resources
    - Committee Food Security and Sustainable Development
  8. Innovation and Technology. Information and communication technologies (ICT) for Regional Trade in Africa
  9. Gender
    - African Centre for Gender
    - African Women’s Report
  10. Governance
    - Combating Corruption Improving Governance in Africa
  11. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's Subregional Offices
    - Central Africa
    - Eastern Africa
    - North Africa
    - Southern Africa
    - West Africa
  12. African Centre for Statistics
  13. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning
  14. Procurement Unit: Doing Business with the UNECA

The objectives of the subject “The Economic Commission for Africa of the United Nations (ECA)” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims (regional integration, African development), the structure and functions of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. To analyse the Committee of Macroeconomic Policy
  3. To know the Economic Report on Africa
  4. To analyse the role and areas of cooperation of the Division of Trade and Regional Integration
  5. To examine social development, natural resources, innovation and technology, gender and management programs of the Economic Commission of the United Nations for Africa (ECA)
  6. To analyse the role of the Commission in relation to the regional economic communities (RECs)
  7. To understand the functioning of the Procurement Services Unit of the Commission
Subject “The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)” is studied...
  1. Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa, and Economic Relations
  3. Course: African Institutions

Languages of study: En or Fr CEA Afrique Pt CEA Africa Es UNECA

  1. Credits of the subject “The Economic Commission for Africa”: 1 ECTS / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the subject - Economic Commission for Africa (ECA):
Economic Commission for Africa

NOTES:

  1. This is an introductory subject about the UNECA (Objectives, Departments, and Publications) but is not analysed the topic “Regional Integration in Africa” (is analysed in another module)
  2. Along this paper; we will introduce several UNECA's reports related to the African regions (Central Africa, Eastern Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa), but the analysis of each report will be made in the region's module.

Related topics:

  1. Economic Transformation of Africa
  2. African Continental Free Trade Area
  3. African Value Chains

We Trust in Africa

Subject Description: The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

In 1958 was created by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

The objectives of the Economic Commission for Africa are to:

  1. Promote the economy and the social development of the African countries
  2. Improve intra-regional integration
  3. Promote International Cooperation for the development of Africa.

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) identifies the importance of focusing consideration on special needs of Africa (the Millennium Development Goals).

The Economic Commission for Africa focuses on eradicating African poverty, placing African countries on the path of economic growth and sustainable development, reversing the marginalisation of African economies in the Globalisation age, and accelerating the empowerment of women.

The objective of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is to supply technical assistance to the African Peer Review Mechanism and to promote knowledge.

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) focuses on:

  1. Regional Integration, international trade, and infrastructure
  2. Meeting the Millennium Development Goals (Poverty Reduction and Growth, Sustainable Development, and Gender)
  3. Promoting Good Governance and popular participation
  4. Information and communication technologies (ICT), Science, and Technology for development
  5. Statistics

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) belongs to the African Civilisation.

The Members of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) are:

Botswana
Cameroon
Arab Republic of Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan (also Arabic)
Swaziland
Uganda
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Comoros
Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ivory Coast
Djibouti
Egypt
Gabon
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Equatorial Guinea
Madagascar
Mali
Morocco
Mauritania
Niger
Central African Republic
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Chad
Togo
Tunisia

African Trade Policy Centre:
African Trade Policy Centre

African Gender Development Index

The Economic Commission for Africa is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. The other regional commissions are:

  1. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  2. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  3. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  4. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

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