Energy policies and strategies in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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A fundamental requirement for economic development of any country is an adequate energy supply and prospects for economic growth are closely linked to the provision of affordable and reliable energy. Therefore, the formulation of appropriate policies and strategies for the development and utilization of energy resources is of utmost importance since the financial resources available for this purpose to African countries are becoming more and scarce. This is why one of the major thrust in the ECA's activities during the last five years was to assist African member States in capacity building through seminars and workshops on the formulation of policies and strategies in the field of energy policy and planning and the environment, in collaboration with other sister institutions especially the Economic Development Institute (EDI) of the World Bank.