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State of East Africa Report Series
In response to the rapid political, economic and social changes taking place in East Africa and in the broader African continent, the State of East Africa Report Series - initiated by the SID Regional Office for Eastern Africa in 2005 - provides political leaders, policy makers and citizens with information and insights about the region and the ongoing integration process. The series captures the key changes facing the region and interrogates the drivers and implications of these changes.
'Regional integration is a complicated but evolving process that starts and ends with the citizenry. One of the major goals of the State of East Africa Report is to provide policy makers, civil society and the private sector with information and analysis that they can use to advocate their concerns and interests with respect to regional integration'. (Ambassador Juma Mwapachu, SID's President and former Secretary General of the East Africa Community).
The TradeMark East Africa - compiles and analyses data across key economic, social and political indicators from the five members states of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), which update and improve the first State of East Africa Report 2006.is the latest and fourth report in the SoEAR series produced in partnership with
- State of East Africa 2012 - The Full Report (17.4 MB)
- State of East Africa 2012 - The Executive Summary (1 MB)
- State of East Africa 2012 - Press Release (130 KB)
The first State of East Africa Report 2006: Trends, Tensions and Contradictions presents a compilation and analyses of a broad range of statistical indicators of the region. Facts and figures in this report highlight where our attentions need to be focused in order to: understand drivers of poverty and inequality and pick up opportunities for a more prosperous and socially inclusive East African integration process.
The second State of East Africa Report 2007: Searching for the Soul of East Africa takes a look beneath the statistics and presents seven essays which reflect on a simple question: Who are we and what shapes us? The essays are contributed by authors from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and are completed with eighteen cartoon images, offering a pictorial description of the region, which is irreverent and profound at the same time.
The third State of East Africa Report 2008: Nature under Pressure presents a snapshot look at the status of the region's water, food production and energy resoruces, cosidered as the three of the most important elements in the region's natural system which sustain and enhance the quality of human life.
If the first SoEA Report 2006 suggested that the quality and committment of the intellectual, political, entrepreneurial leadership are crucial for the region to achieve its full potential, the latest SoEA Report 2012 concludes that 'the final responsibility for shaping East Africa's future lies with its citizens'.