Call for Papers: African Union Commission (AUC) 6th Congress of African Economists (Fully-funded)

Call for Papers: African Union Commission (AUC) 6th Congress of African Economists (Fully-funded)

Deadline: June 30, 2018

The African Union Commission (AUC) invites paper submissions for the 6th Congress of African Economists. Through the Department of Economic Affairs, AUC organizes every two years the African Economists Congress (AEC), a continental Economic Policy Dialogue framework which aims to analyze economic issues that are critical to Africa’s economic and social transformation in order to design and propose optimal solutions.

The Sixth edition will be held under the theme: “Public policies, Governance and structural Transformation in Africa” The Sixth edition is expected to attract prominent African Economists within the continent and its Diaspora to deepen the understanding of the role of Public Policies and Governance for Africa’s Economic Transformation.

African economists, residents of the mainland and those of the Diaspora are invited to submit their articles on the theme with an interest in finding optimal solutions to the economic problems of Africa. Date and location will be announced in due course.


The theme of the Sixth edition of the Congress of African Economists is therefore in line with the theme adopted by the African Union for the year 2018, ” Winning the Fight against Corruption: A sustainable path for Africa’s Transformation”. This theme will examine, inter alia, the following sub-themes:

  1. Understanding structural transformation in Africa (drivers, dynamics, comparative analyses etc.);
  2. Build strong institutions for structural transformation in Africa;
  3. Informality, rural-urban migration, labour markets and Structural Transformation in Africa;
  4. The role of agricultural development policies in promoting Africa’s Structural Transformation;
  5. Industrial policies for Africa’s Structural Transformation: challenges and emerging solutions;
  6. Financing the Africa’s Structural Transformation: domestic resource mobilization, Illicit Financial Flows, Public finance management and corruption;
  7. Policies and incentives to support entrepreneurship and innovation for Africa’s development;
  8. Policies and incentives to support entrepreneurship and innovation for Africa’s development;
  9. Governance, growth and development in Africa;
  10. Youth and governance;
  11. Social policies for structural transformation in Africa;
  12. Governance, productivity and structural transformation;
  13. Regional integration policies and globalization to accelerate structural transformation in Africa;
  14. Effective public policies (financial, monetary and fiscal) for structural transformation in Africa;
  15. Evaluation of public policies in Africa: key to new governance;
  16. State of public policy in Africa: how to make progress?
  17. Public policies as tools to eradicate inequality, poverty and unemployment;
  18. Regional public policies: a new dynamic for creating growth and jobs for young people;
  19. Policy coherence for Africa’s structural transformation.


The cost of participation in the Congress of the authors of the Articles chosen will be borne by the African Union Commission.


  • Open to all African Economists within the continent and the Diaspora, all economists across the world


  • All manuscripts are reviewed and evaluated on content, language and presentation.
  • The Articles must be accompanied by a summary not exceeding 500 words and must be sent to the Commission at the latest on 30 June 2018
  • Please specify the sub-theme that most closely matches your paper when submitting.

For more details, please contact:
Dr. Ligane Massamba Sène and Ms. Djeinaba Kane.
E-mail : [email protected][email protected]
Tel: +251-11-552 6373; Fax: +251-11-551 0249,
African Union Commission, P.O. Box:  3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

For more information, visit 6th Congress of African Economists.