Launch of Africa’s Development Dynamics 2021

The African Union Commission, in collaboration with the OECD Development Centre, will release the third edition of their flagship report Africa’s Development Dynamics on Tuesday 19 January, the occasion of a joint online event open to the press.  

Cover of the African Development Dynamics Report 2019

2020 marked a turning point for the global economy and for Africa’s development. The continent hit its first recession in 25 years, threatening steady development progress.  

The 2021 edition of Africa’s Development Dynamics examines how to finance Africa’s development amidst the current global economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This year’s report focuses on how digitalisation can create quality jobs and contribute to achieving Agenda 2063, making African economies more resilient to the global recession.  

It explores priority policy actions with best practices across the continent and its five regions – Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa.  

This report is the result of a partnership between the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre, with the support of the European Union.  

Honourable speakers include:  

  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 
  • Cheikh Kanté, Minister of State, Special Envoy of the Republic of Senegal 
  • Victor Harison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union 
  • Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre, Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development 
  • Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer, African Union Development Agency/New Partnership for Africa's Development (AUDA/NEPAD) 
  • Koen Doens, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission 
  • Stefan Oswald, Director-General for Marshall Plan with Africa, Displacement and Migration, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany 
  • Magdaline Chepkemoi, Founder and Executive Director, EldoHub 

To register 
Registration is required in advance and confirmation email containing information about joining the event will be issued. 

The Africa’s Development Dynamics, including five regional outlooks, will be available in English from 18H00 P.M EAT for immediate release. 

Media contacts for interviews and information requests:

  • African Union Commission: Doreen Apollos  (; 
  • OECD Development Centre : Bochra Kriout ( ; Telephone : +33 145 24 82 96) in Paris 
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