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EAC DictionaryThe EAC Dictionary is a glossary of common terms, acronymns and abbreviations used on EAC websites and/or in its publications. It should prove useful to the seasoned journalists and newbies alike, as well as ordinary website users.

ABBREVIATIONS/ACRONYMS

ADEC
African Development and Economic Consultants

APSEA
Association of Professional Services in East Africa

CET
Common External Tariffs

CM
Common Markets

COMESA 
Common Market for East and Southern Africa

CSOs
Civil Society Organisations

CTC
Counsel to the Community

CU
Customs Union

DLO
Defence Liaison Officer

EAC
East African Community

EAC-DS
East African Community Development Strategy

EABC
East African Business Council

EACF
East African Cooperation Forum

EACJ
East African Court of Justice

EADB
East African Development Bank

EALA
East African Legislation Assembly

EALS
East African Law Society

ECOWAS
Economic Community of West African States

ESRF
Economic and Social Research Foundation

EU
European Union

FEAC
Federation of East African Consultants

FDI
Foreign Direct Investment

FPI
Foreign Portfolio Investment

GDP
Gross Domestic Product 

GRP
Gross Regional Product

HLTF
High Level Task Force

ICT
Information and Communication Technology

IDC
International Development Consultants Ltd

IEC
Information, Education and Communication

IGAD
Inter-Governmental Authority on Development

IUCEA
Inter University Council of East Africa

LVBC
Lake Victoria Basin Commission

LVEMP
Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme

LVFO
Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation

ODA
Official Development Assistance

PPP
Public-Private Partnership

PRSP
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

REC
Regional Economic Community

SADC
Southern Africa Development Community

SMEs
Small and Medium Enterprises

SG
Secretary General

DSG
Deputy Secretary General

SQMT
Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology & Testing

TOR
Terms of Reference

WTO
World Trade Organisation