Tag: Digital economy

Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

20 Feb 17  News
Cross-border online retail predicted to grow at twice the rate of domestic e-commerce (CAGR: 25%) until 2020; retailers can grow 60% faster with a premium service offering DHL Exp...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Feb 17  News
The 2nd edition of the One-Stop Border Post Sourcebook was launched yesterday in Sandton. The launch was hosted by @NEPAD_Agency, @_AfricanUnion & JICA. NEPAD is taking the OSB...
Is any stakeholder happy with the ICT Policy White Paper?

Is any stakeholder happy with the ICT Policy White Paper?

16 Feb 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – Information and Communication Technologies, comments on the debate surrounding the recently-published ICT Policy White Paper for South Afric...
T20 Africa Conference Communiqué: Africa and the G20 – Building alliances for sustainable development

T20 Africa Conference Communiqué: Africa and the G20 – Building alliances for sustainable development

13 Feb 17  News
Introduction For the first time since the establishment of the Think20 (T20) process, Think Tanks from across Africa have met with T20 Think Tanks on African soil to discuss the G...
Uganda Economic Update: Let’s solve the finance puzzle to accelerate growth and shared prosperity

Uganda Economic Update: Let’s solve the finance puzzle to accelerate growth and shared prosperity

09 Feb 17  News
The days of queuing up at the bank for a teller are numbered. More Ugandans are accessing cash at their convenience – at point of sale, and also via automated teller machines, th...
Leveraging services and digital potential for inclusive economic growth

Leveraging services and digital potential for inclusive economic growth

30 Jan 17  News
The development of well-functioning and efficient services sectors is crucial to achieving structural transformation and sustainable and inclusive growth in LDCs and LICs. Further...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jan 17  News
AU Summit briefings today in Addis: Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime (Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture): Strengthening mutual accountability to achieve CAADP/Malabo go...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 17  News
AU Summit press conferences today in Addis: Mrs Fatima Haram Acyl (Commissioner for Trade and Industry): ‘The Continental Free Trade Area: an opportunity for job creation in Afri...
Data, ICT developments and the Continental Free Trade Area

Data, ICT developments and the Continental Free Trade Area

18 Jan 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – Information and Communication Technologies, comments on the inaugural UN World Data Forum held in Cape Town and the ongoing CFTA negotiation...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jan 17  News
Starting, Sunday, in Cape Town: the inaugural UN World Data Forum Learning to Compete: evidence on exporting and firm-level performance (UNU-WIDER) This Special Issue by the Jour...
New ‘Aspiring Africa’ narrative fuelled by technology growth

New ‘Aspiring Africa’ narrative fuelled by technology growth

13 Jan 17  News
The ‘Africa Rising’ narrative is increasingly giving way to that of ‘Aspiring Africa’, as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons. Central ...
Harnessing automation for a future that works

Harnessing automation for a future that works

13 Jan 17  News
Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds...
How creating new markets can change the future of development finance

How creating new markets can change the future of development finance

13 Jan 17  News
As recently as two decades ago, it was nearly impossible to find a home with a telephone in sub-Saharan Africa. Just one person in a hundred owned a fixed line; for everyone else...
Under-employed, under-inclusive and under threat: the World in 2017

Under-employed, under-inclusive and under threat: the World in 2017

12 Jan 17  News
Trends such as rising income inequality and societal polarization triggered political change in 2016 and could exacerbate global risks in 2017 if urgent action is not taken, accord...
Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

11 Jan 17  News
2017 holds promise for Africa. Despite the troubles of 2016 – political turmoil in the Gambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, continuing violence in South Sudan and Nig...
Technology and innovation

Technology and innovation

04 Jan 17  Themes
Innovation and new technologies are key drivers of economic growth in today’s globalised economy. Promoting innovation has thus become a critical regional and national policy obj...
The protection of personal information and cross-border data flows

The protection of personal information and cross-border data flows

14 Dec 16  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, comments on the regulation of movement of data across borders and South Africa’s new privacy protection regime On 1 December 2016 South Afri...
WTO Public Forum debates role of digital economy in facilitating inclusive trade

WTO Public Forum debates role of digital economy in facilitating inclusive trade

29 Sep 16  News
The digital economy can create opportunities for inclusive trade but the right conditions must be in place for it to flourish, speakers at the WTO Public Forum stressed. Over 20 se...
Moving money across borders in the SADC region

Moving money across borders in the SADC region

20 Jul 16  Publications
Under the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Finance and Investment Protocol, Annex 6 provides for cooperation on payment, clearing and settlement systems. The subco...
E-trade and electronic payments

E-trade and electronic payments

20 Jul 16  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, comments on the launch of the e-Trade for All initiative at UNCTAD 14 and the opportunities for e-commerce development in Africa On 18 July th...