Tag: Digital economy

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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Nov 19  News
Diarise: Committee on Private Sector Development, Regional Integration, Trade, Infrastructure, Industry and Technology (11-12 December, Addis Ababa) In 2019, the ECA Conference o...
Services Are the New Economy

Services Are the New Economy

26 Oct 19  Blog
As the digitalisation of the global economy progresses, the value size of the services economy relative to the ‘real’ economy is steadily rising. Before computers and the inter...
Africa’s Digital Connectivity Dividend in Waiting

Africa’s Digital Connectivity Dividend in Waiting

26 Oct 19  Blog
“We have to be able to provide infrastructure and digital connectivity to the lowest common denominator at the most affordable price if we really want digital transformation to t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 19  News
Africa’s Pulse (World Bank) Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic performance has remained sluggish, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of refo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Sep 19  News
The Third Ordinary Session of the AU’s STC on Communication and ICT starts in Addis Ababa on Monday. Profiled event document: The draft digital transformation strategy for Africa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Sep 19  News
African Leapfrog Index: Getting Lions to Leapfrog With financial support from the Mastercard Impact Fund, the African Leapfrog Index – which was launched during the World Econom...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Sep 19  News
Domestic resource mobilization: fighting against corruption and illicit financial flows (African Union) IFFs are widespread and secretive by nature. No one quite knows how to quan...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Sep 19  News
Diarise African trade and regional integration events: 25th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts of Southern Africa: Strategies and poli...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Sep 19  News
Launched today in Accra: The 2019 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor The 2019 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor is being published at a critical moment for both international trade r...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Sep 19  News
WEF Africa 2019 starts tomorrow in Cape Town: more than 50 head of states set to attend. Access the programme here. A: Profiled WEF Africa commentaries Oxfam’s Winnie Byan...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 19  News
TICAD7: outcome documents Yokohama Declaration 2019: Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation We underscore the importance of private secto...
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22 Aug 19  News
The East African Business Council convened a workshop today in Nairobi to review the EAC’s Common External Tariff. Selected tweeted highlights: @KEPSA_KENYA: The workshop is exp...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Aug 19  News
Next month, UNU-WIDER, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, launches its inaugural Massive Open Online Course: Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa An intervie...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Aug 19  News
4th SADC Industrialisation Week: selected updates President Magufuli pushes for intra-African trade. Opening the 4th SADC Industrialisation Week and Exhibition in Dar es Salaa...
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05 Aug 19  News
The Ministerial Session of the 2019 AGOA Forum began to today in Abidjan: selected updates The theme of this year’s Forum is AGOA and the Future: Developing a new trade para...
Leveraging the Trade Information Dividend for Africa

Leveraging the Trade Information Dividend for Africa

01 Aug 19  Blog
In the world of economics and trade, information is key. Economists refer to the ‘making’ of markets, which means the way in which market players come together to create a mark...
Initial Assessments of Africa’s New Trade Information Portals

Initial Assessments of Africa’s New Trade Information Portals

31 Jul 19  Publications
Over the past few years, various African countries have established trade information/intelligence portals to facilitate trade through transparency and sharing of information. This...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jul 19  News
Diarise: The launch of UNCTAD’s Digital Economy Report 2019 (4 August) Featured infographic, @martinslabber: “Good news, as South Africa’s total trade with Germany increases...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jul 19  News
Is the AfCFTA practical?: a CNBC interview with Rudi Steinbach (World Bank Africa specialist) Regional growth spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa (IMF) This paper attempts to shed l...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jul 19  News
The future of work in Africa: Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for all (World Bank) This companion report to the World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature...