ECA and Africa's development 1983-2008: a preliminary perspective study
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In commemorating its 25 years of service to the African region, the Economic Commission for Africa is convinced that it is not sufficient to outline the successes and failures of the past. The history that mankind makes can and must be used to avoid pitfalls and to map out a better future. Consequently the present study was undertaken as a preliminary prospective view of the future of the African region 25 years from now. But since the African Heads of State and Government have already laid down the philosophy for Mica's future in the Lagos Plan of Action for the Implementation of the Monrovia Strategy and the Final Act of Lagos, the present preliminary perspective study aims not at repeating the goals, objectives and means of the Lagos Plan of Action, but rather at (a) highlighting some of the problems which led to and continue to validate the proposals for a regional strategy; (b) illustrating the orders of magnitude of the efforts that are required if the Lagos Plan of Action is to be implemented faithfully and successfully and; (c) anticipating the role and evolution of the Economic Commission for Mica in the next crucial 25 years.