Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE)
The industrialization for a sustainable and inclusive development in North Africa
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to Thursday, March 6, 2014
Rabat, Maroc

The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) is the statutory deliberating organ of the Office for North Africa, of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA/SRONA). It is in charge of the supervision of the office activities and meets annually to review the report of activities of ECA-NA; to review short and medium term action plans, the programme of work and the strategic orientations of ECA for the sub-region of North Africa.

The ICE is the formal framework of analysis and exchange between experts from national administrations, regional economic communities operating in the sub-region (mainly AMU), researchers, stakeholders of the private sector and civil society, upon the economic and social conditions in the sub-region, with the aim to elaborate recommendations on national development strategies and to boost regional integration in North Africa.

The 29th session of the ICE was held in Rabat (Kingdom of Morocco) from 4 to 6th of March 2014, and was the first meeting to be organized under the new strategic orientation of ECA which focuses on the agenda of the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The ensuing need to restructuring programs should lead to the refinement of research and analysis efforts made by ECA using more reliable statistical data, with the objective to come up with more efficient policies and strategies for the whole continent.