Tag: Industrial policy

Sixth Summit of the SACU Heads of State or Government: Communiqué

Sixth Summit of the SACU Heads of State or Government: Communiqué

01 Jul 18  News
The Sixth Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Southern African Customs Union (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini, former Swaziland) took place on 29 ...
BRICS in Africa: Working towards the realisation of the African aspirations

BRICS in Africa: Working towards the realisation of the African aspirations

29 Jun 18  News
Speech by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Reginah Mhaule, during the BRICS Stakeholder Engagement held on 27 June 2018 in partnership with ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jun 18  News
The AfDB’s Vice-Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has posted a series of new Working Papers and Economic Briefs: we profile analyses by Dr Arkebe Oqubay...
Industrial policy and late industrialisation in Ethiopia: The structure and performance of the manufacturing sector

Industrial policy and late industrialisation in Ethiopia: The structure and performance of the manufacturing sector

28 Jun 18  News
The AfDB’s Vice-Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has posted a series of new Working Papers and Economic Briefs. The following analyses have been prepar...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 18  News
Africa payments: Insights into African transaction flows (SWIFT) In 2013, SWIFT published the white paper “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows”, which att...
Rwanda: Industrialization and Job creation among priorities of the 2018-19 Budget

Rwanda: Industrialization and Job creation among priorities of the 2018-19 Budget

21 Jun 18  News
Government will increase spending by FRW 328.2 billion from FRW 2,115.3 billion compared to the 2017/18 revised budget FRW 2,443.5 billion in the 2018/19 fiscal year, the Minister ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jun 18  News
Profiled African trade and regional integration events: (I) The 24th ARSO General Assembly starts today in Durban on the theme: One Africa One Market – the role of standard...
One Africa One Market – The role of standardisation in attaining sustainable development within the context of regional integration

One Africa One Market – The role of standardisation in attaining sustainable development within the context of regional integration

18 Jun 18  News
The 24th ARSO General Assembly events, to be hosted by the Government of the Republic of South Africa, through the South African Bureau of Standards will be held on the 18th to 22n...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Jun 18  News
Thursday was East African Budget Day: an initial overview of some highlights Launching next week, in Mauritius: AfDB’s 1st Electricity Regulatory Index Next week, in Lagos: 3rd...
Kenya Africa exports slide continues to new eight-year low

Kenya Africa exports slide continues to new eight-year low

14 Jun 18  News
Kenya’s exports to key markets in Africa fell to an eight-year low in the first four months of the year, official statistics show, continuing a trend that has been reflected in a...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jun 18  News
Starting today, in Accra: Africa Trade Network’s multi-stakeholder AfCFTA consultation The new head of the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa: Ms Ahunna Eziakonwahead Diarise:...
Reports on Emerging Technologies officially launched at Africa Innovation Summit

Reports on Emerging Technologies officially launched at Africa Innovation Summit

12 Jun 18  News
Advances in modern technologies are occurring at an accelerating pace, ranging from the fields of robotics, nanotechnology and biotechnology to materials science and artificial int...
Foreign direct investment to Africa fell by 21% in 2017, says United Nations report

Foreign direct investment to Africa fell by 21% in 2017, says United Nations report

07 Jun 18  News
​Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to Africa slumped to $42 billion in 2017, a 21% decline from 2016, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2018. Weak oil...
UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jun 18  News
Concluding today, in Addis: Expert group meeting on the theme Poverty, inequality and jobs in Africa Diarise: 25th SWIFT African Regional Conference (20-22 June, Kigali) on the th...
EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

05 Jun 18  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says domestic policy choices, such as taxation, are just as responsible as global trade rules for determining who benefits from globalizati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jun 18  News
Dr Donald Kaberuka: There is a time for everything – the African Continental Free Trade Area (pdf, Wilson Center) That said, the AfCFTA is not just about physical merchandise. I...
Outcomes of the 51st Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Outcomes of the 51st Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

04 Jun 18  News
The African Continental Trade Area (AfCFTA) should be shaped and implemented to enable Africa to create opportunities for its citizens; spur the continent’s industrialization age...
Engaging civil society to accelerate Africa’s industrialization

Engaging civil society to accelerate Africa’s industrialization

04 Jun 18  News
The African Development Bank organized the Civil Society Forum 2018, as a three-day event at HQ in Abidjan, on the topic: “Engaging Civil Society to Accelerate Africa’s Industr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jun 18  News
Africa, global passenger traffic data for April 2018 (IATA) African airlines’ had a 5.1% traffic increase in April. Capacity rose 4.6%, and load factor edged up 0.4 percentage p...