The 20th session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of the Eastern Africa Office of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) organised in Nairobi from 8 to 11 February 2016 discusses key issues and challenges pertaining to the economic and social development of the region.
In the last decade or so, Africa has achieved significant growth levels, if measured in GDP terms. Eastern Africa in particular has been one of the best performing regions on the continent. The recent dramatic fall of commodity prices has exposed the limitations of a growth path based on high commodity prices. This is particularly so for resource-rich exporting countries on the continent. Antonio Pedro, Director of ECA in Eastern Africa says that fortunately, the growth story in Eastern Africa cannot be explained solely on high commodity prices. Read more. Source | United Nations Economic Commission for Africa