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About Economic Affairs

About Economic Affairs

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

The DEA is mandated to:

  • initiate and promote policies and strategies to strengthen regional coordination and cooperation on economic integration initiatives
  • Support private sector development and investment
  • Mobilise development funding
  • Implementing Agenda 2063 programmes for the African Economic Platform (AEP) and African Financial Institutions: African Investment Bank and Pan African Stock Exchange; the African Monetary Fund and the African Central Bank.
  • Promote the establishment of an African economic and monetary union
  • Propose policy solutions for resolution of Africa’s debt problem;
  • Provide a framework for harmonised statistics.
  • Organise the Congress of African Economists and meetings of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration.
  • Support the establishment of the AU Institute for Statistics and the Statistics Training Centre.



Commissioner for Economic Affairs
Victor Harison, Madagascar (elected July 2017)