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Existential Priorities for the African Continental Free Trade Area
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is of the same order of historical significance as...
Journal of African Transformation: Reflection on policy and practice = Revue des mutations en Afrique : Réflexions sur les politiques et les pratiques Volume 7, Number 1
Reflections on policy and practice - Volume 7, Number 1
This edition discusses some of Thandika Mkandawire’s major contributions to the study of...
Economic Report on Africa 2021
Addressing poverty and vulnerability in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic
Addressing poverty and vulnerability in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic” is the theme of the...

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End poverty in all its forms everywhere
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End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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683
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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
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606
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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
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1052
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Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
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817
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Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
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588
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Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
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638
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66
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192
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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
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1128
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Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
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Reduce inequality within and among countries
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429
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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
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614
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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
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794
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49
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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
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960
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Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
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1940
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Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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609
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55
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136
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Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
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545
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37
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55
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Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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Data and statistics
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Technology, climate change and natural resource management
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African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP)
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Gender equality and the empowerment of women
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