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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Apr 17  News
Featured newsletters: tralac: Protectionist trade policies to address the declining labour share of national income? SWAC: SWAC/OECD Secretariat signs MOU with University of Flo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 17  News
Vera Songwe, a Cameroonian economist and banking executive, is the new UNECA Executive Secretary. Ms Songwe has been working as the International Finance Corporation’s regional d...
High-level B20 Statement: Digitalization for all – Towards an inclusive interconnected world

High-level B20 Statement: Digitalization for all – Towards an inclusive interconnected world

18 Apr 17  News
On April 6 and 7, the G20 Digital Ministers met for the first time ever. On this occasion, the B20 issued the following statement co-signed by more than 50 leading business represe...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 17  News
This week’s tralac Newsletter: Where do African countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy? High-level meeting on the future of e-commerce in developing countries...
Where do African Countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy?

Where do African Countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy?

12 Apr 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – ICT, discusses the growing influence of the digital economy in Africa and across the globe Digital Economy is fast becoming “Th...
Tanzania: Formal financial sector could follow mobile money success to expand credit – World Bank

Tanzania: Formal financial sector could follow mobile money success to expand credit – World Bank

12 Apr 17  News
For Tanzania, bringing even more money within everyone’s reach is key In less than eight years, there has been extraordinary progress in bringing the majority of Tanzanians into...
Building trust and confidence for a successful digital economic era

Building trust and confidence for a successful digital economic era

15 Mar 17  News
With more than half the world expected to have Internet access in just three years, the rise of e-commerce poses challenges to countries where regulatory regimes do not provide rob...
Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

10 Mar 17  News
Delegates from more than 18 African countries are due to meet in Nairobi from Monday to review Africa’s progress on implementation of Single Window System, an online cargo cleari...
How meaningful are Availability, Accessibility and Affordability Targets and statistical information when it comes to Fast Broadband Internet?

How meaningful are Availability, Accessibility and Affordability Targets and statistical information when it comes to Fast Broadband Internet?

08 Mar 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – Information and Communication Technologies, discusses sustainable development targets related to access to the internet The Internet h...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 17  News
Multimedia: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame – ‘All Africans want integration’ (Wall Street Journal) State of Women’s Right in Africa (AU) In Africa, women continue to be denied fu...
WTO Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

WTO Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

08 Mar 17  News
The intellectual property (IP) aspects of electronic commerce, access to medicines, and the role of IP in promoting the participation of small businesses in trade were discussed by...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 17  News
Featured infographics: Number of tourists from India, China, US increasing as trade ties with Kenya deepen IORA Summit outcome: The Jakarta Concord (pdf, IORA) We commit ourselve...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 17  News
Featured infographic: 50 years of containership growth Starting today: In Mombasa: Stakeholders workshop validation of Tripartite Harmonized Documents; In Dar es Salaam:Committee ...
Next gen, ‘lightning’ fast global communication network on track for 2020 entry – UN agency

Next gen, ‘lightning’ fast global communication network on track for 2020 entry – UN agency

24 Feb 17  News
A working group of the United Nations agency which coordinates telecommunication operations and services throughout the world completed today a cycle of studies on the key performa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Feb 17  News
African trade and regional integration policy issues featured in debate at yesterday’s Africa Knowledge Fest in Washington: scan @WorldBankAfrica tweets, or #AfricaKnowledgeFest ...
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...

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