Promoting Economic Development in Africa
Economic Development of 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 "activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa Report"


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
04 November 2016East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity
WTO Public Forum
03 October 2016African trade integration most exciting whenever it creates more jobs
Africa Report
21 July 2016UNCTAD warns on debt: Africa should find new ways to finance development
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