About the office

The Subregional Office for Central Africa (SRO-CA) is located in Yaoundé (Cameroon). It is headed by a Director who reports to the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme). Its main objective is to contribute to achieving economic diversification and structural transformation for inclusive and sustainable development in an integrated Central Africa subregion with focus on economic diversification policy and reforms.

The core functions are as follows:
(a) Providing policy analysis, growth diagnostic studies and advisory services to member States and other stakeholders, with a view to advancing their economic diversification agenda;
(b) Providing support to member States, regional economic communities and intergovernmental organizations in mainstreaming regional and international initiatives, such as the 2030 Agenda, Agenda 2063 and its First Ten-Year Implementation Plan (2014–2023), the African Continental Free Trade Area, the Action Plan for Boosting Intra-African Trade and the Douala Consensus on economic diversification in Central Africa, into their development strategies, with a gender perspective;
(c) Supporting the implementation of the Douala Consensus and the consensual transport master plan for Central Africa and to the steering committee for the harmonization of regional economic communities in Central Africa.