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World Economic Outlook, April 2018: Jobs, manufacturing and globalisation

World Economic Outlook, April 2018: Jobs, manufacturing and globalisation

09 Apr 18  News
The Decline in Manufacturing Jobs: Not Necessarily a Cause for Concern Manufacturing jobs are waning. In many emerging market and developing economies, workers are shifting from a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Apr 18  News
A profile, from 2016, of Botswana’s youthful, new trade minister: Ms Bogolo Kenewendo African trade policy event previews: (i) Inaugural Indonesia-Africa Forum (10-11 April, Ba...
Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

04 Apr 18  News
According to UNCTAD, those least prepared for the digital economy have less data on which to base policy decisions, threatening to widen the gap between the “haves” and the “...
Parliamentary group calls on Commonwealth leaders to put trade for development at the heart of CHOGM 2018 summit

Parliamentary group calls on Commonwealth leaders to put trade for development at the heart of CHOGM 2018 summit

03 Apr 18  News
Expert committee highlights the untapped potential of trade and investment in the bloc for lifting millions of Commonwealth citizens out of poverty An Inquiry Committee of disting...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Mar 18  News
African trade policy events starting today: In Abidjan: Africa CEO forum; In Nairobi: Regional meeting on SPS collaboration, leasing and coordination in Eastern and Southern Afric...
Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

16 Mar 18  News
Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Príncipe and Solomon Islands have been recommended for graduation from the special UN category for least developed countries. With increasing nat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Mar 18  News
ECOWAS Commission gets a new President: Ivorian Jean-Claude Brou takes over from Marcel De Souza African Union Commission, US State Department perspectives on AU-US relations: Ch...
WTO General Council chair: transparency and inclusivity important to build trust

WTO General Council chair: transparency and inclusivity important to build trust

09 Mar 18  News
Remarks by Ambassador Xavier Carim (South Africa) at the conclusion of his final meeting as chair of the General Council Let me start by saying that it has been a privilege to ser...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

08 Mar 18  News
Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 18  News
The AfDB has appointed Moono Mupotola as Director, Regional Integration. Full details of this, and other senior management appointments, can be accessed here. SADC Ministers for E...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 18  News
PIDA Week 2017 (held on 10-14 December 2017, Swakopmund): outcomes Extract from the conference proceedings: Good practice for PIDA Corridor Implementation (pdf). Several recommen...
Digitisation will overcome African trade barriers

Digitisation will overcome African trade barriers

28 Feb 18  News
Digitally integrating Africa’s higher risk trade transaction ecosystem into a global economy returning to growth offers Africa a unique opportunity to drive inclusive and sustain...
Adesina urges America to support African agriculture as a business

Adesina urges America to support African agriculture as a business

27 Feb 18  News
“I do not seek aid for Africa. I seek investments in Africa” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has...
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through consumer protection

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through consumer protection

26 Feb 18  News
New publication aims to provide policymakers and enforcers with a basis for reflection on the positive impacts that protecting consumers bears in promoting a more inclusive and sus...
Africa growth prospects for 2018

Africa growth prospects for 2018

22 Feb 18  News
After successive downward revisions to growth forecasts which followed the contraction in global demand and the end of the commodity super-cycle – raising yet another spectre of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Feb 18  News
Egypt’s fourth Trade Policy Review is underway at the WTO: access the documentation prepared by the WTO Secretariat and the Government of Egypt. Extract from the executive ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 18  News
Diarise: East Africa Trade Development Forum (28 February - 1 March, Kampala) African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) Steering Committee: tracking AfCFTA implementation (UNECA) The 3r...
Collective action is key to defending trade, Geneva Dialogue hears

Collective action is key to defending trade, Geneva Dialogue hears

20 Feb 18  News
Challenges to the multilateral trading system can be met by collective institutions like UNCTAD defending trade’s power to pull more people out of poverty. The time has come to ...
Platform Partners’ Statement at the closing of the conference on taxation and SDGs

Platform Partners’ Statement at the closing of the conference on taxation and SDGs

19 Feb 18  News
Major international organizations – including the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – on 14 February 2018 called on governments from around the world to strengthen and in...

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