2018 African Economic Conference: developing integration across the continent

This week the 2018 African Economic Conference (AEC) took place in Kigali, Rwanda from 3-5 December hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

This three-day conference, themed Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development, brought together a wide range of stakeholders including policymakers, researchers and development practitioners to debate and build knowledge on solutions for continental integration.

Debates focused on four key pillars:

  • conceptual underpinning of Africa’s integration
  • infrastructure and institution for Africa’s integration
  • leveraging private sector for Africa’s integration
  • partnerships for effective integration.

As an organisation focused…

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