This study provides an overview of digital infrastructure in Africa and compares it with digital infrastructure in the rest of the world. The scope is limited to the components of digital infrastructure related to digital trade.

The theme of the 2023 Economic Report on Africa is “Building Africa’s Resilience to Global Economic Shocks.” The report focuses on the impact of multiple and recurring global shocks on African economies.

The intersection of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine and the effects of climate change has exacted a huge toll on African development, exacerbating poverty and inequality and reversing the gains that had been made in poverty reduction in the past two decades.

The Blue Economy is one of the emerging strong pillars of socioeconomic and ecological development and growth across the world. It is one of the few resource-base whose exploitation can be conducted sustainably, and also whose ecological protection can generate economic value.

Carbon markets have grown rapidly in recent years but remain poorly developed in Africa. The African continent is endowed with vast carbon sinks and pools in its forests and water resources, including in the Congo basin, which plays a key role in regulating the global climate and provide a vast range of services to economies and communities.

This report contains a systematic analysis that sheds light on each component of digital finance and on how the components are linked with gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. It addresses five key challenges that limit the use of digital finance to promote women’s empowerment in Africa.

Africa has recorded progress on many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals since 2000; however, the current pace of progress has been insufficient to achieve the Goals by 2030.In the 2030 Agenda, Member States recognized many challenges to sustainable development, including the fact that billions of citizens continue to live in poverty and are

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed an estimated 55 million Africans into extreme poverty in 2020 and reversed more than two decades of progress in poverty reduction on the continent. This is according to the Economic Report on Africa 2021(ERA2021).

Africa is in the eye of a triple storm.

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched its flagship Economic Report on Africa (ERA), empowering the continental private sector to thrive and drive economic growth and recovery.