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Professional Services Knowledge Platform Africa

Professional services, such as accounting & auditing, legal, architectural and engineering services, are critical for Africa’s development.

While they are among the most dynamic services sectors in the continent, these sectors remain underdeveloped in many countries. Despite recent progress, obstacles to trade and regulatory heterogeneity still leave the regional markets for professional services fragmented.

In order to support their integration, this website constitutes a knowledge platform on professional services markets in sub-Saharan Africa. It notably offers an opportunity to:

- Explore survey data on the providers and users of professional services in selected African countries, as well as information on the domestic regulations governing professional services in these countries.

- Find relevant documents and reports on key topics related to professional services, such as trade and movement of professionals, regulatory reform and regional cooperation to integrate services markets.

  • Type

    Cross sectional

  • Periodicity


  • Last Updated


  • Economy Coverage


  • Granularity

    Business or firm

  • Number of Economies


  • Topic

    Economy & Growth, Private Sector

  • Update Frequency

    No further updates planned

  • Contact Details

    Africa Trade Team: Carmine Soprano, <>, Nora Dihel , <>

  • Access Options

    Bulk download, Query tool