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Economic Development

Africa and the Russia-Ukraine conflict: Seizing the opportunity in the crisis

Invest now in green, inclusive and resilient economies for Africa to better weather the next crisis
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Economic Development

Green bonds to serve Africa’s sustainable investment needs

The innovative finance instrument can help fill the SDG financing gap
Secretary-General António Guterres briefs press.
Economic Development

“Global Impact of War in Ukraine on Food, Energy and Finance Systems”

Remarks by UN Secretary-General at the Launch of Report by the Global Crisis Response Group
A group photo of leaders at the summit.
Economic Development

EU-AU Summit 2022: The EU wants to be Africa’s friend in need—and indeed

African and European leaders focus on actions to avoid previous pitfalls
Hawa Games Dahab Gabjenda
Women

African women identified as the core of the AfCFTA agenda

This was said at the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) being held in Kigali, Rwanda
Portrait de Mme Inger Andersen
Environment

Seeking an ambitious global action to curb plastic pollution

An interview with Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme.
—Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
coronavirus

UNCTAD: Africa should use Official Development Assistance to diversify economies

—Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
Participants at an International Organization for Migration (IOM) training on welding, mechanics, masonry and tailoring skills in Rwanda. According to a UN report, remittances accounted for 13 per cent of the country's GDP in 2012 figures.
News

End the ‘harmful narrative’; migration is a net-gain for Africa, finds UN report

The large-scale migration of people within Africa tends to boost growth and lifts the continent’s whole economy, a new United Nations report has said, urging the world to dispel misconceptions and “harmful narratives” targeting migration.
UN News
A retired couple go through their financial files. Photo: AMO/George Philipas
Economic Development

Pension funds, insurance companies as key drivers of regional integration

Survey shows regional institutional investor base expanding due to favourable demographics
A flooded road. Photo: AMO/B. Karlie
Economic Development

Disaster insurance against climate change attracts African countries

Innovative risk-pooling initiative will give a lifeline to countries in distress
An advertisement for a mobile phone money transfer company hangs over stalls of fruit and vegetables at a covered market in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn
Economic Development

Africa’s quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors
An administrative building at the new Diamniadio industrial park in Dakar, Senegal. Photo: Reuters/Nellie Peyton
Economic Development

Urban growth a boon for Africa’s industrialization

The 2017 Economic Report on Africa calls for harnessing urban growth
Campaign