Tag: Development finance

World Bank Group increases COVID-19 response to $14 billion to help sustain economies, protect jobs

World Bank Group increases COVID-19 response to $14 billion to help sustain economies, protect jobs

24 Mar 20  News
Focus on private sector and workers spearheaded by IFC to mitigate financial and economic impact of crisis The World Bank and IFC’s Boards of Directors on 17 March 2020 approved...
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22 Jan 20  News
Underway in Addis Ababa: The 33rd AU Summit kicks off with the 39th Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee For two days, the 39th Session of the PRC will consider the ...
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03 Dec 19  News
Starting tomorrow, in Pretoria: 15th Replenishment of the African Development Fund Representatives of donor governments will meet from 4-5 December in Centurion to conclude the 15...
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05 Nov 19  News
Diarise: (i)   Africa’s money for African development: A future beyond aid (7 November, Accra).  The event is part of series of high-level meetings to be held by...
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25 Oct 19  News
EXIM 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee convenes interagency meeting to advance President Trump’s Prosper Africa Initiative (Exim Bank, US) The 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa A...
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23 Oct 19  News
OECD’s 2019 Global Forum on Competition (5-6 December, Paris): The profiled paper: Competition policy within the context of free trade agreements (pdf). This paper reports the ...
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26 Aug 19  News
Victor Harison, Mario Pezzini: Firms must drive Africa’s transformation (Project Syndicate) But if the AfCFTA is to fulfill its promise, African firms will need to prepare for a...
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16 Jul 19  News
Kenya: Ruto, Raila jointly launch national export strategy (The Standard) Deputy President William Ruto and Opposition chief Raila Odinga yesterday launched a national export stra...
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05 Jul 19  News
Today’s featured commentary, David Pilling (Financial Times Africa Editor): Are tech companies Africa’s new colonialists? Ghana appears to have won the bid to host the AfCFTA ...
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14 Jun 19  News
Tanzania’s President Magufuli will assume the chairmanship of SADC in mid-August. Important dates to note: Fourth SADC Industrialization Week (22-26 July, Dar es Salaam); SADC Co...
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07 May 19  News
New commentaries on the AfCFTA: tralac’s Gerhard Erasmus: The institutional design of the AfCFTA. Why do international trade arrangements have their own institutions? What ...
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18 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update: Cameroon assures ECA that it will ratify Africa’s Free Trade Area Agreement “Cameroon will ratify the AfCFTA,” the country’s Prime Minister, Jo...
Multilateralism: the only safe route for development finance

Multilateralism: the only safe route for development finance

17 Apr 19  News
Lebanese ambassador who presides over UNCTAD's governing body defends multilateralism during UN development financing forum. As leaders shun the rules-based international order, t...
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16 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA update: The Gambia, today, deposited its instruments of ratification for the AfCFTA with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, becoming the 20th country to do so....
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26 Mar 19  News
The AU has posted the TOR for the proposed African Labour Migration Advisory Committee (pdf). It is one of the agenda items at next week’s Specialised Technical Committee on Soci...
Tax reform, digitization key to financing Africa’s development – ECA report

Tax reform, digitization key to financing Africa’s development – ECA report

23 Mar 19  News
A new report by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says it is urgent for African countries to broaden and deepen their tax and revenue collection bases while leveraging di...
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15 Mar 19  News
Diarise: Canada Africa Business Conference (26-27 March, Gaborone) Nigeria’s PEBEC launches innovative public service feedback, complaints platform to drive Ease of Doing Busine...
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12 Mar 19  News
COMESA’s tribute to the late Ambassador Julius Onen, the PS of Uganda’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives UNCTAD is undertaking an Investment Policy Review of Angol...
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07 Mar 19  News
Diarise: The IDA19 replenishment process will be held in June, in Addis Ababa. A backgrounder on the IDA19 Replenishment A preview of next Tuesday’s Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-Nat...
There is a time for everything: the African Continental Free Trade Area

There is a time for everything: the African Continental Free Trade Area

06 Mar 19  News
Remarks by Dr. Donald Kaberuka at the 23rd East Africa Law Society Annual Conference in Mombasa, Kenya, 30 November 2018 Thank you and Good Morning. It is a pleasure to be here.&...