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In this guide, we provide links to ECA Library resources and ECA publications on the topic. It references third-party web sites, books and articles. It does not imply the endorsement of the content by UNECA.


Economic Commission for Africa

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.


Conference on Land Policy in Africa - Press Conference



About The Land Policy Initiative

The Land Policy Initiative is a joint programme of the tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Its purpose is to enable the use of  land to lend impetus to the process of African development. The programme is governed by a Steering Committee that meets periodically, while a joint secretariat implements day to day activities. The secretariat is assisted by an African Taskforce on Land. 

After having developed the Framework and Guidelines (F&G) on land policy in Africa, and received the mandate from the African Union (AU) to use it in support of national and regional land policy processes, the LPI is now moving towards assisting AU Member States in developing or reviewing their land policies as well as in implementing and evaluating these policies.

Vision, Mission and Goal


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The online public access catalogue (OPAC) provides information on the materials available. The library catalogue gives you easy access to the books, journals, articles and other items available at the ECA library.


Land economics

ISSN: 0023-7639, 1543-8325. Economics, Land Use Planning.

Land use policy

ISSN: 0264-8377, 1873-5754. Land Use Planning.

Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law

ISSN: 0892-4880. Environmental Law, Land Use Law.

Journal of Water and Land Development

ISSN: 1429-7426, 2083-4535. Land Use Planning, Water Supply & Water Utilities.

Journal of Land & Public Utility Economics

ISSN: 1548-9000.

Regional studies

ISSN: 0034-3404, 1360-0591. Land Use Planning.

Planning Practice & Research

ISSN: 0269-7459, 1360-0583. Land Use Planning, Urban Planning & Development.


ISSN: 0001-2610. Urban Planning & Development, Land Use Law, United States.

Landscape and urban planning

ISSN: 0169-2046, 1872-6062. Land Use Planning.

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