Report Launch: ECA Country Profiles - Why Numbers Matter


Report Launch: ECA Country Profiles - Why Numbers Matter
Country profiles to Aid Member Countries in Strategic Planning
3 April 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Those who control the numbers, control the narrative. Without numbers and vital statistics, development planning becomes a matter of guesswork. The realization of Africa’s development goals will very much depend on getting the numbers right; both ECA and Africa understand this.

Against this backdrop, the ECA will launch twenty maiden Country Profiles envisioned as a valuable and unique source of comparative data to aid strategic planning by member States.

The Country Profiles offer an independent narrative of Africa’s economic and social development experience and prospects, provide assessments focusing on policy analysis, and countries’ move towards regional integration and economic transformation. The Country Profiles also provide a quality assessment of economic forecasting for featured countries.

Countries featured in the March 2016 launch include: Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Over the course of biennium 2016-2017, Country Profiles will be published on all 54 countries of the continent.

The event is open to all delegates, Time: 9:30 to 11:00, Venue: CR6, April 3, 2016

For more information contact:  

Immaculée Uwanyiligira
Telephone: +251-11-5443982

Sarah Mokeria 
Telephone: +251-11-5445553