Tag: Development finance

PIDA Week: Improving project bankability key to bridging Africa’s infrastructure gap

PIDA Week: Improving project bankability key to bridging Africa’s infrastructure gap

12 Dec 17  News
Preparing a pipeline of bankable sustainable infrastructure projects is vital, participants of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week heard as it opened...
2017 PIDA Week: Enhancing trade and economic transformation through regional infrastructure development

2017 PIDA Week: Enhancing trade and economic transformation through regional infrastructure development

11 Dec 17  News
The 2017 PIDA Week will be held from 10 to 14 December in Swakopmund, Namibia under the theme “Enhancing Trade and Economic Transformation through Regional Infrastructure Develop...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Dec 17  News
Anthony Carroll: Forging a new era in US-South African relations (Africa Center, Atlantic Council) This report assesses the potential role of the US in assuring South Africa’s p...
5th African Union-European Union Summit: Resource box

5th African Union-European Union Summit: Resource box

01 Dec 17  News
The 5th African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Summit took place in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, on 29-30 November 2017 under the overarching theme “Investing in Youth for a Sustaina...
South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

30 Nov 17  News
As the most vulnerable countries continue to face serious development challenges, South-South cooperation offers enormous opportunities and potential to effectively support them in...
EU Bank financing for young entrepreneurs and private sector, as well as key services across Africa announced alongside AU-EU summit

EU Bank financing for young entrepreneurs and private sector, as well as key services across Africa announced alongside AU-EU summit

29 Nov 17  News
Ahead of the fifth African Union-European Union summit taking place in in Abidjan this week the European Investment Bank (EIB) has formally agreed financing to support more than EU...
Industrialize Africa: Strategies, policies, institutions, and financing

Industrialize Africa: Strategies, policies, institutions, and financing

27 Nov 17  News
The secret of the wealth of nations is clear: developed nations add value to everything they produce, while poor nations export raw materials. Africa must quit being at the bo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, @UNCTADKituyi: Regional integration initiatives must be recast in light of sluggish global recovery, rising nativism, imperatives of sustainability and the dynamic...
EU-Africa strategy: An incentive for development?

EU-Africa strategy: An incentive for development?

24 Nov 17  News
After “years of indifference” and one of the biggest waves of migration to ever hit Europe, Africa now tops the political agenda. That means a new strategy has to be found, acc...
Trump’s Administration and a new type of US-Africa partnership

Trump’s Administration and a new type of US-Africa partnership

21 Nov 17  News
On Friday, upon invitation from the U.S. State Department, Tony O. Elumelu spoke at the U.S. – Africa Ministerial Session on Increasing Trade and Investment in Washington, D...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Nov 17  News
Underway, in Yaoundé: 9th AU Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs meetings (13-17 November) Mr Nadir, head of the AUC’s Trade Division, underscored the dire need to ad...
AU Member countries urged to tackle socio-economic, political problems

AU Member countries urged to tackle socio-economic, political problems

13 Nov 17  News
Member countries of African Union (AU), have been urged to tackle the various political, economic and social problems especially poverty plaguing their countries by creating enviro...
Accelerating climate-resilient and low-carbon development in sub-Saharan Africa

Accelerating climate-resilient and low-carbon development in sub-Saharan Africa

09 Nov 17  News
Second Progress Report on the Implementation of the Africa Climate Business Plan This report provides an overview of the progress made in 2017 in implementing the Africa Climate B...
Boosting infrastructure investment by addressing governance gaps

Boosting infrastructure investment by addressing governance gaps

02 Nov 17  News
Government, private sector, multilaterals, and development partners gather in Cape Town as this topic takes center stage globally Infrastructure is hard to get right – across th...
Africa needs more private investment: Here’s how to make it happen

Africa needs more private investment: Here’s how to make it happen

24 Oct 17  News
We know the story all too well: Africa needs to scale up private investment – rapidly. We also know the numbers. The continent will require some $100 billion in new infrast...
Global trade: Path to shared prosperity

Global trade: Path to shared prosperity

18 Oct 17  News
Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at Wits University – Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 October 2017 I am thrilled to be here at these historic grounds and i...
Time to reset African Union-European Union relations

Time to reset African Union-European Union relations

18 Oct 17  News
Relations between the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) reached a nadir in 2016 following serious disagreements over European payments to AU peacekeepers in Somalia. The f...
New report identifies impact of funding on Africa’s infrastructure development

New report identifies impact of funding on Africa’s infrastructure development

18 Oct 17  News
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa’s (ICA) latest annual report, Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa 2016, shows that commitments to Africa’s infrastructure develop...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Oct 17  News
Updated World Bank macro poverty outlook reports: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe AU’s STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning ...
Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development: Communiqué – 2017 Annual Meetings

Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development: Communiqué – 2017 Annual Meetings

13 Oct 17  News
Ministers of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development held their ninety-eighth meeting in Washington D.C. on October 12, 2017 wi...