L’étude sur le coût de la faim en Afrique (CDFA) est une initiative régionale menée par la Commission de l’Union Africaine à travers laquelle les pays sont en mesure d’estimer l’impact social et économique de la sous-nutrition chez l’enfant pour une année donnée. Au vu de l’importance des questions de nutrition pour la RDC, le Gouvernement a décidé de mettre en oeuvre cette étude afin d’apprécier les conséquences sociales et économiques de la sous-nutrition des enfants de moins de cinq ans dans le pays.
Monrovia, Liberia, 6 June 2017 (ECA) - “Just last week, some forty young men and women died of thirst in the Sahara Desert, while trying to reach Europe. More than a thousand have perished in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of this year.” Those were the words of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her remarks during the launch of a High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM) in Africa, which took place on Tuesday in Monrovia.
Addis Ababa, 22 May 2017 (ECA) – The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is jointly organized a session on “How taking into account climate change can help Africa to pursue better trade policies, with a focus on food security” on the margins of the 20th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis which will take place at Purdue University, Indiana, USA, from 7-9 June under the theme, “Global Economic Analysis in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2 May 2017 (ECA) - AFRI-RES, a unique facility to support climate proofing of Africa’s long-lived infrastructure investments, was given significant impetus with the formal approval of funding of 5 million Euros by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) for its programme activities.
Dakar, Senegal, 26 March 2017 (ECA) – A panel discussion on ways of ending AIDS in Africa took place on Sunday in Dakar, Senegal, under the theme, “Ending the AIDS epidemic as an economic investment: Creating human resources in cities and most affected regions.”
The focus on cities owes to urban population density, as explained by Takiwaa Manu, Director of the Social Development Policy Division at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
L’étude sur le coût de la faim en Afrique (CDFA) est une initiative régionale menée par la Commission de l’Union africaine à travers laquelle les pays sont en mesure d’estimer l’impact social et économique de la sousnutrition chez l’enfant pour une année donnée. Douze pays ont participé initialement à cette étude.
The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA): The Ghana Report
Over the past two decades, Ghana has made some progress in improving the nutritional status of children, particularly those under 5 years of age, recording a substantial reduction in the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight among these children. According to the most recent edition of the Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), in 2011, stunting among children 5 years and younger was 23 percent, down from 30 percent in 1988.
After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s development
New York, 28 September, 2015 -- Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), African countries have the opportunity to use the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals to tackle remaining challenges and achieve a development breakthrough, according to a report released here today.
The Ebola virus disease (EBOLA) outbreak in West Africa has the worst death toll since the disease was diagnosed in 1976. It also has far-reaching socioeconomic consequences.
Joint Press Release
High Level Panel on
“Harnessing Innovative Financing for Nutrition in Africa”
Third International Conference on Financing for Development
Leaders call for Increased Investment in Nutrition as key to Africa’s Development
10 Résultats issus de l’étude sur le coût de la faim au Burkina Faso
Aujourd'hui, il y a plus d’enfants qui souffrent d’un retard de croissance au Burkina Faso qu'il y a 10 ans
Seul un enfant sur trois souffrant de sous-nutrition a reçu une attention médicale adéquate
La plupart des coûts de santé liés à la sous-nutrition se produisent avant que l'enfant n’atteigne l’âge de un an
40% des mortalités infantiles au Burkina Faso sont associées à la sous-nutrition.
New Study Reveals Huge Impact Of Hunger On Economy Of Malawi
LILONGWE – Malawi’s economy loses nearly MKW 150 billion (nearly US$600 million) annually due to the effects of child undernutrition. This is the alarming finding of a new study launched today in Lilongwe.
Addis Ababa, 14 November 2014 (ECA) – Land issues should no longer be considered as too politically sensitive, to the extent that States remain inert and miss out on opportunities to use the indispensable factor of production for the benefit of their people, a landmark policy conference concluded today.
Addis Ababa, 27 October 2014 (ECA) - The United Nations and the World Bank are joining forces with regional financial institutions African Union (AU), African Development Bank (AfDB), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the European Commission (EC) to launch the Horn of Africa Initiative, which will mobilize more than US$8bn over the next several years to promote stability and development in the Horn of Africa.
The initiative will create economic opportunities throughout the region for some of the most vulnerable people, including refugees and their host communities.
Addis Ababa, 08 September 2014 (ECA) - The fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak must be tackled on the basis of scientific evidence, prevention, understanding of transmissibility and an emergency call to fight it with means equivalent to what is spend on peace keeping. The statement was made by Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the Extra-Ordinary Emergency meeting of the African Union Executive Council holding this week in Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa, 25 August 2014 – The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) organized by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) on 21 and 22 August 2014 to validate the Communication and Advocacy Strategy of the organization recommended, among others, that networks and coalitions be involved as partners in order to enhance land-related advocacy efforts. This would involve identifying or further facilitating the creation of networks of media, civil society and farmers’ organizations at national, regional, and continental levels, to build support for land reforms in Africa.
Abuja, 29 March 2014 (ECA) - The third session of RCM-Africa was chaired by Erastus J. O. Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson, African Union and brought together a panel of presenters who addressed key issues aimed at the implementation of Agenda 2063. The theme of the session was ‘Resilience and Social Development in Regional Integration and AU Agenda 2063’.
Mustapha S. Kaloko, AUC Commissioner for Social Affairs recalled that integration has been a major concern and lies at the heart of the OAU as enshrined in the Abuja Treaty: it is not a new programme – he said.
Hunger Costs Rwanda US$820 Million Annually
A groundbreaking new study has revealed that the effects of hunger and undernutrition in Rwanda cost the country US$820 million (504 billion Rwanda francs) annually -- the equivalent of 11.5 percent of its annual GDP.
The Cost of Hunger Study in Africa (COHA) is a project led by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, and supported by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). COHA is a multi-country study aimed at estimating the economic and social impacts of child undernutrition in Africa.