Among other functions:-
(i) It is a centre of publication containing data collection, analysis on various areas of economic and social activity.
(ii) It encourages studies, surveys and research on economic developmental problems in Africa.
(iii) It provides training institutions for training statisticians that will help in collecting data which are useful for the development of African countries.
(iv) It enters into conferences and studies which will promote industrialisation, transport and communication.
(v) It provides technical assistance that will help to carry out plans for execution of projects for economic and social development.