Tag: Industrial policy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 18  News
A New Times interview with Donald Kaberuka: Reforming the AU is not a choice of the few, but an imperative for all A reposting, from tralac: The consolidated draft text of the AfC...
SA disappointed at US steel tariff decision

SA disappointed at US steel tariff decision

02 May 18  News
South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption from the US Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duties. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed Pro...
Manufacturing sector and Nigeria’s economic growth pattern

Manufacturing sector and Nigeria’s economic growth pattern

02 May 18  News
Redesigning Policy Intervention for Inclusive Growth Since the year 2000, Nigeria’s economic growth has not delivered significant poverty and unemployment reduction. While GDP g...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Apr 18  News
African CEOs: AfCFTA will boost business sentiment (New Telegraph) Although the implementation of the CFTA agreement could be hindered by challenges and its benefits likely to tak...
President Magufuli rallies for industrialization and home-grown solutions as key to region’s development

President Magufuli rallies for industrialization and home-grown solutions as key to region’s development

25 Apr 18  News
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, on 24 April 2018 addressed the 4th Meeting of the 1st Session of EALA. In his remarks, Presid...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Apr 18  News
Request for research proposals: Regional growth and development for southern Africa’s prosperity. Deadline for submissions: 25 May 2018 Featured African trade and development ne...
Structural change for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

Structural change for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

24 Apr 18  News
This report from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) highlights the importance of the manufacturing sector in economic development and, with a focus...
South-South digital cooperation for industrialization: A regional integration agenda

South-South digital cooperation for industrialization: A regional integration agenda

17 Apr 18  News
This UNCTAD paper discusses the various components of digital infrastructure to de-mystify digital economy and examines the reasons for growth of big-tech firms and the source of t...
Report of the tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration

Report of the tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration

17 Apr 18  News
The tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration was held in Addis Ababa on 1 and 2 November 2017, on the theme, “Implementation of the Continental Free...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 18  News
African ports: Strengthening Africa’s gateways to trade (PwC) This report was compiled by PwC’s Capital Projects and Infrastructure Transport and Logistics team using a combin...
Regional industry protocol on the cards for SADC

Regional industry protocol on the cards for SADC

13 Apr 18  News
The SADC Secretariat is developing a legal instrument that will improve the policy environment for industrial development and support implementation. The development of a regional...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 18  News
Underway, in Windhoek: SACU Council of Ministers meeting The ministers will discuss, among others, SACU trade negotiations, including the recently launched African Continental Fre...
How to ensure Africa’s bold free trade area propels industrialisation

How to ensure Africa’s bold free trade area propels industrialisation

12 Apr 18  News
Africa’s industrialisation needs a boost. Implemented correctly, the AfCFTA could provide it. Here’s how. On 21 March, dozens of African countries agreed to establish what cou...
Southern African Customs Union Council of Ministers’ Meeting underway in Windhoek

Southern African Customs Union Council of Ministers’ Meeting underway in Windhoek

12 Apr 18  News
First quarterly meeting of the 2018/19 financial year to discuss the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) agenda South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, on W...
EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

11 Apr 18  News
The four-year, €5.5 million ($6.9m) project will give strategic support to the oil-dependent African nation’s efforts to reignite growth and trade its way out of least develope...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Apr 18  News
Profiled submissions to the STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration (12-15 April, Addis Ababa) (i) Draft report of the experts group on the refinement ...
Kenya Economic Update: Policy options to advance the Big 4

Kenya Economic Update: Policy options to advance the Big 4

10 Apr 18  News
Policy reforms to re-ignite the private sector can help accelerate Kenya’s pace of recovery, foster inclusive growth and advance the Big 4 Kenya’s GDP growth is projected to r...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Apr 18  News
The IMF will has posted the analytical papers for the World Economic Outlook 2018. They cover: Labour force participation in advanced economies, Shifts in global manufacturing acti...
Access to education, skilled jobs creation can accelerate poverty reduction and inequality in South Africa

Access to education, skilled jobs creation can accelerate poverty reduction and inequality in South Africa

03 Apr 18  News
Accelerating poverty and inequality reduction will require a combination of policies that promote inclusive growth through boosting access to education and skilled jobs creation, a...
Deepening Africa-India trade and investment partnership

Deepening Africa-India trade and investment partnership

29 Mar 18  News
Africa and India are increasingly becoming more prominent partners in each other’s trade with significant growth in the market shares of their respective imports and exports. The...