The 6th PIDA Week opened virtually on Tuesday, 19 January 2021, with key speakers stressing the need for Africa to continue to invest in quality and sustainable infrastructure if the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to deliver for the continent.
The success of African Continental Free Trade Area, which goes operational on Friday January 1, 2021, depends on the strong partnership between the private sector and the public sectors, says a UN official. “For the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to deliver on its promises, the private and public sectors on the continent must […]
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday launched its flagship Economic Report on Africa, titled: “Innovative Finance for Private Sector Development in Africa”, which among others focused on private sector’s resilience to COVID-19.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is ready to host the sixth United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Africa (UN-GGIM: Africa) Committee meeting which will be held virtually from 1-4 December 2020.
Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Friday launched a new publication that proposes actions that need to be put in place to stem Illicit Financial Flows leakages before they leave Africa’s shores.
The seventh meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom7) opened virtually on Tuesday with a clarion call from Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde for Africa to urgently transform and modernize its national statistical systems, especially in light of the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic.
Delegates representing African finance and development ministries, and the private creditor community virtually met to discuss the role of the private sector in supporting low-income countries through the COVID-19 crisis, and driving post-pandemic development.