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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...
3rd Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

3rd Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

13 Oct 17  News
The African Union Commission is organizing the Third Session of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration in Ad...
ESA-EU Interim EPA: Joint communiqué of the sixth meeting of the EPA Committee

ESA-EU Interim EPA: Joint communiqué of the sixth meeting of the EPA Committee

13 Oct 17  News
The sixth meeting of the EPA Committee under the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) between the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region and the European Union was held ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Oct 17  News
Profiled trade and regional integration editorial commentaries: (i) New Times: EAC could achieve more if all member states moved at the same pace; (ii) Business Day: Catch-22 of tr...
Official launch of NEPAD Agency’s 5% Agenda initiative

Official launch of NEPAD Agency’s 5% Agenda initiative

26 Sep 17  News
Bridging Africa’s $68 billion infrastructure finance gap NEPAD Agency Continental Business Network gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the New Yor...
Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

19 Sep 17  News
To achieve structural transformation and sustainable development, Africa needs to pay more focus on the need to build its productive capacities. African Union Commission Deputy Ch...
International Trade Secretary announces increasing financial support for UK businesses to trade with South Africa and Mozambique

International Trade Secretary announces increasing financial support for UK businesses to trade with South Africa and Mozambique

18 Sep 17  News
The UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, announces increases in financial support for UK businesses to trade in Africa. International Trade Secreta...
South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

15 Sep 17  News
Underscoring the importance of South-South cooperation, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on 12 September 2017 urged sustained commitment to mutually beneficia...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Sep 17  News
Featured @AUTradeIndustry tweet (from the ongoing BIAT conference in Tanzania): Intra-Africa Trade would double from the current level of ~$170bn per year to almost $400bn by addre...
MDBs increase 2016 financing to tackle climate challenge

MDBs increase 2016 financing to tackle climate challenge

12 Sep 17  News
2016 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance The world’s six largest multilateral developments banks (MDBs) continued to make a strong contribution to ...
G20 Compact with Africa Finance Ministers call for African ownership of CWA

G20 Compact with Africa Finance Ministers call for African ownership of CWA

11 Sep 17  News
Strong leadership, macro-economic stability, adequate infrastructure, entrepreneurial skills, tax reforms and African ownership of the Compact with Africa process were issues high ...
Development efforts are frustrated by tax evasion

Development efforts are frustrated by tax evasion

11 Sep 17  News
Widespread tax evasion causes developing countries to lose more money each year than the total amount of aid they receive. Developing countries are most affected by the phenomenon...
Maiden Compact with Africa ministerial meeting held in Accra

Maiden Compact with Africa ministerial meeting held in Accra

07 Sep 17  News
Ghana hosts first CWA Ministerial Meeting The first meeting of Finance Ministers from the seven African countries – Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, ...

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