Past event

Research Event

Economic Report on Africa 2013: Making the Most of Africa's Commodities

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Economic Growth and Investment, Extractive Resources and Society


Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director, Macroeconomic Policy Division, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Discussant: Paul-Harry Aithnard, Group Head, Research Ecobank Capital
Chair: Bob Dewar, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House 


This event will launch the 2013 joint UNECA and African Union Commission (AUC) economic report on Africa. By focusing on commodity-based industrialization as an engine of growth for Africa, the report argues that African countries have a real opportunity, individually and collectively, to promote economic transformation and to address poverty, inequality and youth unemployment.

Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director of the ECA’s Macroeconomic Policy Division, will outline the importance of designing and implementing effective development plans and industrial strategies to promote commodity-based industrialization.

This event will be followed by a reception.