ECA: Morocco Hosts Conference of Ministers

Speakers of the conference

March 21, 2019//-For the next seven days, Marrakech in Morocco is hosting the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s Conference of Ministers (CoM), one of the most important gatherings of African policy makers and experts that will help shape policy for the continent.

The conference which opened on 20-26 March is themed: ‘Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era: a strategy for Africa”.

The Forum will provide an opportunity for African Ministers to examine the fiscal policies necessary for the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area within the frameworks of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 and the critical role of private sector in the era of the digital economy.

This year’s programme has a stellar line-up of participants (pictured above) and an exciting programme of events including the annual Adebayo Adedeji Lecture, The digital transformation in Africa: Hype or Reality?, plus a number of report launches and side events:

Report Launches And Discussions

The Economic Report on Africa 2019; 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report – Migration, Displacement and Education: Building Bridges, Not Walls; African Regional Integration Index (ARII) Report 2019; 2019 African Trade Report; Health Care and Economic Growth in Africa; and Integrated Planning and Reporting Toolkit.

Inauguration of African Fintech Network

Established to promote fintech innovation, advance policies and provide an African voice on fintechs across the continent and the globe, it is envisioned that this Network will help to make Africa a leading global innovation hub and promote the continent as a preferred investment destination, thus helping to create employment opportunities and the expansion of access to basic financial services for all.

African Eye Report

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