Tag: Competitiveness

tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

18 Jun 20  News
Mainstreaming gender in key e-commerce policy areas: possible lessons for AfCFTA (CUTS) In particular, the study aims to: (i) outline key policy areas for the promotion of e-comme...
Reviving FDI flows is crucial to economic recovery in developing economies

Reviving FDI flows is crucial to economic recovery in developing economies

18 Jun 20  News
Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty The damage has been done: COVID-19 has dealt the global economy its most severe blow since the Second World War, c...
Patterns of Comparative Advantage in Africa: Assessing Similarities and Differences

Patterns of Comparative Advantage in Africa: Assessing Similarities and Differences

15 Nov 19  Publications
This trade brief applies several unsupervised statistical learning methodologies to determine the extent to which the nations of Africa converge (or diverge) in terms of their expo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Nov 19  News
Nigeria to form border force with neighbors Benin and Niger to fight smuggling (Reuters) Nigeria and neighboring countries Benin and Niger have agreed to set up a joint border pat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Oct 19  News
David Luke, Gerald Masila: A trip to Seme-Krake - mending the cracks in the Benin-Nigeria trade relationship (UNECA) A single trip to the Seme-Krake border and surounding trade ro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Sep 19  News
Tributes continue to pour in following the death of Nigeria's chief trade negotiator and one of the AfCFTA's architects, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe.  A selection: (i)  Dav...
tralac's Daily New Selection

tralac's Daily New Selection

20 Sep 19  News
Keynote African trade policy discussions yesterday in Kampala: (i)  African Union Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs:  The entry into force of the Agreement ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Sep 19  News
AfCFTA sensitisation workshops: Malawi, Kenya Malawi to host AfCFTA sensitization workshops. The Ministry of Trade and Tourism, in partnership with the ECA and the AUC, is org...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 May 19  News
Diarise:  (i)  G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy (8-9 June, Tsukuba, Japan). Tsukuba, the ministerial meeting’s host city, is known as Japan’s le...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 19  News
Applications for UNCTAD’s online course on Trade and Gender for COMESA (pdf) close on 28 April. The course will be held from 20 May to 14 July. Today, in Cairo: The road to Niam...
How will South Africa engage the Region, the Continent and the World?

How will South Africa engage the Region, the Continent and the World?

01 Mar 19  Blog
In the African context, South Africa is a trading nation. What does the State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019 say about South Africa’s trade policy? President Ramaphosa emphasi...
Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

30 Nov 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, s...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the inaugural Africa Investment Forum

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the inaugural Africa Investment Forum

08 Nov 18  News
Keynote address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Opening Plenary It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to South Africa for this, the inaugural Africa Investment Forum. I w...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Nov 18  News
Profiled African trade and investment conferences: (i) Starting today In London: ODI’s Africa’s rising debt conference. Conference agenda, Briefing paper (pdf), Twitter hasht...
Uganda: 9th Annual Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review Conference

Uganda: 9th Annual Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review Conference

05 Nov 18  News
Enhancing Competitiveness of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises for National Export Development Speech by Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperat...
Nigerian states step up reform agenda to improve business climate for domestic firms, World Bank report finds

Nigerian states step up reform agenda to improve business climate for domestic firms, World Bank report finds

19 Oct 18  News
Nigerian states are making strides to improve the ease of doing business for domestic small and medium enterprises, finds the latest edition of the World Bank’s Doing Business in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 18  News
African trade policy events now underway: In Nairobi: The 6th Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation In Brazzaville: Republic of Congo, UNECA work...
Changing nature of competitiveness poses challenges for future of the global economy

Changing nature of competitiveness poses challenges for future of the global economy

17 Oct 18  News
The WEF’s annual study on the global economy finds a competitiveness landscape radically altered by the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution The changing nature of economi...
African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

15 Oct 18  News
The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration in the Region with...
South African cities see improvements in ease of doing business, but pace of reforms is slow, World Bank report finds

South African cities see improvements in ease of doing business, but pace of reforms is slow, World Bank report finds

20 Sep 18  News
South African cities are making efforts to improve the ease of doing business, although the pace of reforms has been slow in the last three years, finds a new World Bank Group repo...