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ECA presents its views on Economic integration and prospects in Africa to Nordic partners

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was invited to make a presentation themed, “Economic integration and prospects in Africa” during a regional meeting of Finnish ambassadors in sub-Saharan Africa The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was invited to make a presentation themed, “Economic integration and prospects …

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Dakar to host the 2017 joint ECA-AU Annual Ministerial Conference

The Conference offers the opportunity to discuss the nexus between issues of economic growth, inequality and unemployment Preparations are underway for the joint Annual Ministerial Conference of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) to be held in Dakar, Senegal from 23-28 March 2017 on …

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ECA to host Open Data Session at first UN World Data Forum in Cape Town

The session also aims to build consensus among national statistical offices and other data generating agencies as well as parties involved in national open data initiatives that official statistics is an essential component of the open data initiatives The Economic Commission for Africa is organising an Open Data side event …

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South Africa: Concluding Statement of an IMF Staff Visit

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited South Africa December1-9, 2016, to discuss the outlook, risks, and policy challenges facing the South African economy Reforms to Lift Growth and Permit More Gradual Fiscal Adjustment Since 1994, economic growth and sound policies have been mutually reinforcing, fostering economic transformation and improving …

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Gemalto Global Study Reveals Security Concerns over Convergence of Personal and Workplace Identities

Identity theft accounts for 64% of all data breaches across the globe, and consumer service breaches continue to rise, resulting in almost nine in ten (89%) enterprises addressing their access management security policies 90% of IT professionals are concerned about employees using their personal credentials for work purposes 62% of …

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IMF Executive Board Approves US$94.1 Million Under the ECF and EFF Arrangements for Côte d’Ivoire

The Executive Board’s decision will enable an immediate disbursement of total amount of SDR 69.686 million (about US$94.1 million). The remaining amount will be phased over the duration of the program, subject to semi-annual reviews On December 12, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved two …

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IMF Staff Discusses with the Beninese Authorities on a Possible Fund-Supported Program

The new government is moving swiftly to change the policy environment and is intent on fostering a structural transformation of the economy and improving the living conditions of the population At the request of the government of Benin, a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Norbert Toé, …

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Union of the Comoros

Growth in 2016 is estimated at 1 percent in 2015, below the annual population growth rate of 2.5 percent On December, 7, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation[1] with The Union of the Comoros. The Comorian economy encountered difficulties in 2015 …

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