The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) recently partnered with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to launch the Economic Report on Africa (ERA) 2013 on July 11 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria. The report identifies the economic challenges some African countries face with recommendations on how these countries can use their own resources to promote economic transformation.

The Report titled "Making the most of Africa's Commodities; Industrializing for Growth, Jobs and Economic Transformation" emphasizes the need for African countries to capitalize on commodity-based industrialization to address poverty, inequality and unemployment through appropriate development planning frameworks and effective industrial policies that are evidence-based.

 

To read the full report, click on this link:

http://t.co/lgPQXoXWWv

Click the following links to read some media reports on the event:

http://www.channelstv.com/home/2013/07/11/nigeria-has-failed-to-make-progress-in-diversifying-economy-report/

http://peoplesdailyng.com/waifem-dg-tasks-african-leaders-to-tackle-poverty-unemployment/

http://realnewsmagazine.com/business/way-out-for-africa/

http://www.worldstagegroup.com/worldstagenew/index.php?active=news&