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Economic Affairs


H.E. Victor Harison

H.E. Victor Harison, from Madagascar, was elected the new Commissioner for Economic Affairs of the African Union Commission. H.E. Harison is a Professor with over thirty-four (34) years of experience in academia, with specialty in Mathematics, Project Management, Business Ethics and Leadership from the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.


The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) promotes the work of the AU in the area of economic integration and private sector development and engagement.

Promote African regional integration.

Responsible to promote policies and programs

Implements programs that aim to create strategic partnerships with the private sector.

Improve the production of high quality and harmonized statistics.


December 06, 2019

Bold Action of F15 Pilots Financing of the Union Forward

December 03, 2019

Labour migration is continuously becoming a key priority area of concern amongst African countries. Socio-economic status, poverty, political, security, environmental as well as global structural causes all prompt migration within and from Africa, affecting the national and regional labour markets.

December 03, 2019

The Committee of Experts Retreat that commenced today, ahead of the Ministerial Meeting of Finance Ministers (F15), deliberated on a range of priority financial issues of the African Union for two days.

November 11, 2019

The African Union Commission (AUC) has embarked on sensitization activities on the new African Multidimensional Regional Integration Index (AMRII), a monitoring and evaluation tool to assess the status of the integration in the continent.

December 06, 2019 to December 07, 2019

International Conference on China and Africa: Jointly Promoting Sustainable Development

December 03, 2019 to December 06, 2019

Committee of Fifteen Ministers of Finance (F15) Meeting

November 19, 2019 to November 21, 2019
11th African Private Sector Forum
November 06, 2019 to November 08, 2019

Theme: “Transforming African economies through private sector mobilization and capitalization of experiences from other regions of the world”

November 05, 2019

1. The 2019 Africa’s Development Dynamics in collaboration with OCDE;
2. The Domestic Resource Mobilization: a Fight against Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)

Building Capacity in Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Youth and Women Empowerment
November 03, 2019 to November 05, 2019

Theme: “Empowering women and youth with Modern self-employability and creative entrepreneurial skills”