Promoting Economic Development in Africa

UNCTAD examines African economic development from global context, builds consensus at the international level on the challenges facing the African countries, and assists in the mobilization of international support measures to promote economic development in Africa.

Despite impressive growth, African countries continue to grapple with the challenges of poverty, unemployment, inequality, commodity dependence and environmental degradation.

UNCTAD assists African countries in addressing these development challenges through research and policy analysis, capacity development, advisory services, and consensus building.

UNCTAD collaborates with leading African institutions such as the African Union, the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

Main outputs
  • Economic Development in Africa Report (EDAR)
  • Disseminate findings and policy recommendations of EDAR
  • Preparation of Report on UNCTAD’s activities in favour of Africa


27 September 2017African tourists bring better jobs for women and youth
28 August 2017Sustainable Tourism - A tool for development and poverty eradication
28 July 2017Regional action crucial for financial inclusion of small enterprises in Africa
10 April 2017Fostering regional value chains and policy coordination in Southern Africa
Ocean Conference
20 March 2017 Healthy oceans are needed for a sustainable future
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