Tag: Digital economy

DDG Wolff highlights role of WTO in facilitating agri-food chains

DDG Wolff highlights role of WTO in facilitating agri-food chains

14 May 19  News
The World Trade Organisation (WTO’s) rules-based framework benefits farmers and other participants in nascent and developing agri-food value chains by facilitating their daily op...
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09 May 19  News
Two to Tango: An evaluation of World Bank Group support to fostering regional integration (World Bank) This evaluation assesses the Bank Group’s effectiveness and comparative ad...
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30 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update The AfCFTA Agreement will enter into force on 30 May: update from AUC The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, flanked by the AU Comm...
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29 Apr 19  News
DITE for Africa: Introducing the AU’s Digital Identity, Digital Trade and Digital Economy initiative. Download the concept note AfCFTA updates: This week in Arusha, Tanzani...
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24 Apr 19  News
On hosting the AfCFTA Secretariat: Eswatini walking tightrope to become Africa’s trade hub (Yenisfak) At a breakfast meeting with the local business community, prime minister Am...
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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...
Africa’s Pulse: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains below three percent three years after crisis

Africa’s Pulse: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains below three percent three years after crisis

09 Apr 19  News
Digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and job creation across Africa Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been downgraded to 2.3 percent for 2018, down from 2.5 percent in 20...
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04 Apr 19  News
The AfDB’s Regional Economic Outlook: the West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and East Africa regional reports have been launched The IMF has posted the Analytical Cha...
E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa

E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa

03 Apr 19  News
If the transformative power of digitalization is effectively harnessed, it can significantly contribute to prosperity in Africa. E-commerce can significantly boost free trade acro...
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03 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA here at last: is Africa ready to embrace it? (Editorial comment, New Times, Kigali) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Main points. Wo...
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02 Apr 19  News
Featured tweet by the AUC’s @AmbMuchanga: Good news! The Parliament of The Gambia has approved ratification of AfCFTA Agreement making us meet the minimum threshold [of 22]. The ...
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01 Apr 19  News
A suite of REC-related policy updates: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa An extra-ordinary meeting of the COMESA Council of Ministers will be held on Friday, in L...
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29 Mar 19  News
A suite of AfCFTA updates: Professor Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank President: 2019 Bullion Lecture, delivered earlier this week in Lagos on Leveraging the AfCFTA to B...
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28 Mar 19  News
Diarise: SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (18-20 June, Accra) on the theme Enabling the Digital Economy South Africa’s February 2019 trade balance will be released tomorrow...
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27 Mar 19  News
Tunisia has formally ratified its membership of COMESA – becoming its 20th member Diarise: Transforming Mauritius – policies to foster industrialisation and development. The w...
CoM2019 ends with African governments being urged to embrace digital transformation

CoM2019 ends with African governments being urged to embrace digital transformation

27 Mar 19  News
The 52nd session of the Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (COM2019) ended in Marrakech on Tuesday with go...
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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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22 Mar 19  News
The 2019 Economic Report on Africa will be launched tomorrow in Marrakech (pdf) The IMF’s forthcoming World Economic Outlook includes two analytical chapters on trade policy To...
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19 Mar 19  News
A reminder of the call for papers for the TMEA, University of Portsmouth, Centre for International Trade and Investment Law (India) conference: Inclusive and sustainable participat...