Launch of the 2019 Economic Report on Africa (ERA 2019)
Fiscal Policy for Sustainable Development in Africa
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Palmeraie Golf Palace - Marrakech, Morocco

The Economic Report on Africa is the flagship report of the Economic Commission for Africa. The 2019 edition focuses on fiscal policy for financing sustainable development in Africa. To meet the Sustainable Development Goals, the financing needs across the continent are huge, and the financing gap is wide. In order to achieve the Goals, studies estimate the financing needs for Africa to be in the range of $614 billion to $638 billion per year. Countries in Africa need to enhance domestic resource mobilization to finance the work towards the achievement of the Goals, and that requires sustained improvement in the efficiency and efficacy of fiscal policy. More