Policy Briefs

The UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) has since 2010 been producing policy briefs, containing concise summary and informative analyses on specific questions related to Africa’s socio-economic development, in cooperation with the NEPAD Agency and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) External Link.

In line with the Office’s advocacy mandate, the briefs are geared at raising awareness on critical issues of relevance to Africa’s development and courses of action on them. Policy briefs have so far addressed:

  • Official development assistance,
  • Trade,
  • External debt,
  • Foreign direct investment, and
  • Infrastructure development.

The policy briefs are mainly targeted at high-level African policymakers and development partners, permanent representatives to the United Nations, journalists, academia and the wider public. The briefs have also been useful in informing Member States’ negotiating positions on key issues on the intergovernmental agenda.