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.

The economic damage to developing economies triggered by COVID-19 can be transformed from a threat to global growth, into an accelerator of global prosperity.