African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

Historical Background

The African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), located in Dakar (Senegal), is headed by a Director and is accountable to the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme). IDEP is a subsidiary and training arm of ECA and is responsible for improving public sector management and development planning in support of member States’ structural transformation.

Mission & Mandate

Over the years since its establishment, IDEP has primarily functioned within its overarching mandate of accompanying African governments in their training and capacity development efforts in the fields of economic management and planning. To this end, it works closely with the ministries of finance, economic development and planning of its African Member-States to assess their needs and develop general, specialized, and tailor-made courses for their mid-career and senior officials. It also works with various line ministries concerned with the socio-economic development of Africa.