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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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 19  News
The GTR AFRICA 2019 conference starts today in Cape Town. Twitter updates: #GTRAFRICA The WTO’s 2019 Public Forum theme has been announced: Trading forward – adapting to a cha...
5th EPRN Rwanda Annual Research Conference: The AfCFTA – Challenges and Opportunities

5th EPRN Rwanda Annual Research Conference: The AfCFTA – Challenges and Opportunities

14 Mar 19  News
Quality research needed to help implement the AfCFTA With a few more ratifications needed for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to become effective, scholars meetin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Mar 19  News
Diarise: The 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships (17-19 March, New Delhi). The programme can be viewed here. The African Day of Standardisati...
Expert Group Meeting on Trade Finance: Informal report by the WTO Secretariat

Expert Group Meeting on Trade Finance: Informal report by the WTO Secretariat

08 Mar 19  News
Introduction The objective of the February 2019 meeting was twofold: (i) to take stock of the current market situation; (ii) discuss progress on initiatives aimed at addressing th...
Export Diversification in Africa and Sustainable Growth

Export Diversification in Africa and Sustainable Growth

07 Mar 19  Publications
Long-term growth is a necessary condition for developing countries to achieve developmental goals; however, being export-dependent for growth, this suggests that they need to devel...
Good Governance is vital… but is easier said than done once the State has been captured

Good Governance is vital… but is easier said than done once the State has been captured

01 Mar 19  Blog
Those who observe South Africa from afar are often puzzled by the fact that despite all the evidence, not a single person has yet been prosecuted and convicted for a crime associat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @AUC_MoussaFaki: “Egypt’s parliament approves ratification of the AfCFTA, bringing total parliamentary approvals to 19, of which 15 have alrea...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Feb 19  News
The new head of Afreximbank’s Southern Africa Regional Office: Humphrey Nwugo The AfDB has posted an EOI for a trade and regional integration expert to work on, inter alia, the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 19  News
Marking two years since the TFA entered into force: An Update on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and African countries This tralac Trade Brief gives an account of the current...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Feb 19  News
Diarise: SADC Council of Ministers meeting (15-16 March, Windhoek). Ministers will consider a number of strategic documents, receive reports on the implementation of the priority a...
How Can Blockchain Support Intra-African Trade?

How Can Blockchain Support Intra-African Trade?

21 Feb 19  Blog
‘Blockchain’ – or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) – is a technology whereby a ledger of transactions, or other form or record, is maintained electronically by being dis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 19  News
The continued relevance of S&DT in favour of Developing Members to promote development and ensure inclusiveness: a communication from China, India, South Africa and Venezuela c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Feb 19  News
Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (20-26 March) on the theme Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era: a strategy ...
2019 Conference of Ministers: Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era – a strategy for Africa

2019 Conference of Ministers: Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era – a strategy for Africa

19 Feb 19  News
The 52nd session of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held in Marrakech, Mo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Feb 19  News
3rd STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Ecnomic Planning and integration (4-8 March, Yaoundé) The 3rd Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Pl...
Public policies for productive transformation: 3rd STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

Public policies for productive transformation: 3rd STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

18 Feb 19  News
Implementing effective public policies that facilitate productive transformation is essential for reviving economies. The 2019 African Union Specialized Technical Committee (STC) o...
Transparency, inclusivity and development needs take centre stage at the Seventh African Fiscal Forum

Transparency, inclusivity and development needs take centre stage at the Seventh African Fiscal Forum

18 Feb 19  News
The International Monetary Fund’s African and Fiscal Affairs Department, the Kenyan Treasury and the European Commission organised the Seventh African Fiscal Forum in Nairobi, Ke...
Fintech in Sub-Saharan Africa: A potential game changer

Fintech in Sub-Saharan Africa: A potential game changer

15 Feb 19  News
Mobile money has grown exponentially in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 10 years, making the region the global leader in mobile money innovation, adoption, and usage. M-Pesa, the...

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