Tag: Development finance

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 May 18  News
African Development Bank (AfDB) updates, from Busan: Annual Report 2017, Annual Development Effectiveness Reviews 2018, Annual Meetings documentation A reminder: Meetings of senio...
EU and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace

EU and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace

24 May 18  News
African Union and EU Commissioners on 23 May 2018 adopted concrete measures to address pressing global issues in key areas such as peace and security, migration, job creation and a...
U.S. opposed to 0.2% import tax to fund AU

U.S. opposed to 0.2% import tax to fund AU

17 May 18  News
The United States does not want a tax on imports proposed by African leaders to raise at least $1.2 billion annually to fund the African Union, a security symposium in Rwanda heard...
High-Level Meeting on the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

High-Level Meeting on the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

11 May 18  News
Statement of the African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, H.E. Kwesi Quartey It is a great pleasure for me to join you at this Consortium meeting which maybe the second o...
AU Ministers call for more efficient and transparent African institutions and tax systems to fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in Africa

AU Ministers call for more efficient and transparent African institutions and tax systems to fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in Africa

18 Apr 18  News
The Ministerial segment of the 2nd African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration opened in Addis Ababa on...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Apr 18  News
Press coverage of the first day of the Trade Law Centre, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Zimbabwe Network of Customs and Excise Experts AfCFTA awareness workshop The Africa...
Short-sighted investment endangers development progress for hundreds of millions of people – UN report

Short-sighted investment endangers development progress for hundreds of millions of people – UN report

17 Apr 18  News
While a moderate upturn in the world economy led to more development financing in 2017, a new United Nations report out on 13 April 2018 revealed that the vast majority of investme...
Digital technologies provide fertile ground for Africa, EU says

Digital technologies provide fertile ground for Africa, EU says

17 Apr 18  News
EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel says Europe is dedicated to helping Africa build a single digital market, so that e-commerce can pave the way to better jobs and greater equality on ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 18  News
Underway, in Windhoek: SACU Council of Ministers meeting The ministers will discuss, among others, SACU trade negotiations, including the recently launched African Continental Fre...
The concrete result of IAF 2018: Strengthening Indonesia-Africa Partnership

The concrete result of IAF 2018: Strengthening Indonesia-Africa Partnership

12 Apr 18  News
The Indonesia-Africa Forum (IAF) 2018, a forum organized by Indonesia for the first time, has succeeded in drawing up a series of concrete agreements to further strengthen Indonesi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 18  News
Taking place tomorrow in Harare, ZEPARU inception workshop: Assessing Zimbabwe’s trade performance within the context of SADC, TFTA and the CFTA Indonesia-Africa Forum: updates ...
EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

11 Apr 18  News
The four-year, €5.5 million ($6.9m) project will give strategic support to the oil-dependent African nation’s efforts to reignite growth and trade its way out of least develope...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Apr 18  News
Profiled submissions to the STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration (12-15 April, Addis Ababa) (i) Draft report of the experts group on the refinement ...
2nd Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

2nd Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

10 Apr 18  News
The 2nd African Union Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration will be held at the African Union Commission (AUC) Headq...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Apr 18  News
The IMF will has posted the analytical papers for the World Economic Outlook 2018. They cover: Labour force participation in advanced economies, Shifts in global manufacturing acti...
Banking on sunshine: World added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017

Banking on sunshine: World added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017

09 Apr 18  News
Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017. The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net ...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with The Gambia

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with The Gambia

06 Apr 18  News
On March 22, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with The Gambia. The Gambian economy has started to recover, ...
AU Executive Council adopts the African Common Position for Negotiations of a new cooperation agreement with the European Union

AU Executive Council adopts the African Common Position for Negotiations of a new cooperation agreement with the European Union

29 Mar 18  News
March 21st, 2018 marked a historical day for Africa in its vision to build an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa with the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agre...
Connecting Africa: Role of transport infrastructure

Connecting Africa: Role of transport infrastructure

29 Mar 18  News
Africa, the world’s second largest and second most populous continent in the world, with a land area of 30.4 mn sq km, is a market of 1.2 billion people and an estimated GDP of U...