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Uganda: 8th Annual Joint Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review

Uganda: 8th Annual Joint Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review

27 Oct 17  News
The Trade sector is one of the key sectors that contribute to the economic development of the country. Every year sector stakeholders meet at a conference to review the performanc...
First UNIDO-ACP Symposium on boosting ACP inclusive and sustainable industrialization held in Brussels

First UNIDO-ACP Symposium on boosting ACP inclusive and sustainable industrialization held in Brussels

26 Oct 17  News
The first symposium dedicated to cooperation between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Oct 17  News
tralac’s Annual Report 2016-2017 is posted. Based on a review of the 2016-2017 work programme, and feedback from our stakeholders, our priority focus areas are: Global trade gove...
Trade liberalization without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster

Trade liberalization without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster

23 Oct 17  News
Speaking at the official opening of the Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting (AEGM) on 23 October 2017 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) regional director for S...
10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration: Implementation of the CFTA and shared gains

10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration: Implementation of the CFTA and shared gains

19 Oct 17  News
The Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration of the ECA (Economic Commission for Africa) Conference of Ministers meets on a biennial basis to review the work undertaken in...
Even Africa’s poorest countries are too expensive to be the world’s next manufacturing hub

Even Africa’s poorest countries are too expensive to be the world’s next manufacturing hub

17 Oct 17  News
Even though the global economy has evolved significantly in the last few decades away from the industrial revolution – which transformed many of the world’s advanced countries ...
ICA Annual Meeting 2017: Toward smart and integrated infrastructure for Africa

ICA Annual Meeting 2017: Toward smart and integrated infrastructure for Africa

17 Oct 17  News
The focus of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), which will take place in Rome, Italy on 19 and 20 October 2017, will be “Toward Smart...
Stiglitz delivers inaugural Ndiaye Lecture, urges coordinated strategy for Africa’s economic success

Stiglitz delivers inaugural Ndiaye Lecture, urges coordinated strategy for Africa’s economic success

16 Oct 17  News
The Babacar Ndiaye Lecture Series, an international series introduced by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), debuted in Washington D.C. on Sunday, 15 October 2017 with No...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Oct 17  News
Tomorrow, in Entebbe: 25th Nile Basin Council of Ministers meeting Joseph Stiglitz will deliver the inaugural Babacar Ndiaye Lecture: From manufacturing led export growth to a 21s...
Agriculture powering Africa’s economic transformation

Agriculture powering Africa’s economic transformation

11 Oct 17  News
The African Transformation Report 2017 sets out a bold new agenda for African development, powered by a revolution in agriculture. The report unveils a radical program of reforms ...
The 2017 African Prosperity Conference Report

The 2017 African Prosperity Conference Report

11 Oct 17  News
The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA): Exploring Possibilities for Business Engagement Across Africa The 2017 Africa Prosperity Conference report and list of recommendations was ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Oct 17  News
Starting today, in Accra: The WIDER Development Conference on migration and mobility (jointly organized with the African Research Universities Alliance). Downloads: poster presenta...
The role of applied import duties on intermediate goods in industrial development: the case of South African clothing

The role of applied import duties on intermediate goods in industrial development: the case of South African clothing

26 Sep 17  Publications
The South African clothing sector has been under significant pressure in recent years as it attempts to become internationally competitive. This Trade Brief looks at how import tar...
Official launch of NEPAD Agency’s 5% Agenda initiative

Official launch of NEPAD Agency’s 5% Agenda initiative

26 Sep 17  News
Bridging Africa’s $68 billion infrastructure finance gap NEPAD Agency Continental Business Network gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the New Yor...
High-level event on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: Joint communiqué

High-level event on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: Joint communiqué

25 Sep 17  News
“Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (2016-2025): From Political commitments to actions on the ground” – 21 September 2017, New York One of the biggest ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Sep 17  News
In this week’s tralac’s e-Newsletter: Talkmore Chidede discusses a recent suit filed by Zimbabwe invoking the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol Yesterday’s African Union ...
Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable development in Africa, stress UN officials

Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable development in Africa, stress UN officials

22 Sep 17  News
While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth, United Nations officials on Thursday, 21 September 2017 encouraged countries on the continent to take further action t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Sep 17  News
Third African Union Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum: Day 1 update WTO upgrades forecast for 2017 as trade rebounds strongly (WTO) The estimate for growth in world merchan...
Leapfrogging: The key to Africa’s development?

Leapfrogging: The key to Africa’s development?

21 Sep 17  News
Despite sustained economic growth over the past two decades, Sub-Saharan Africa faces massive challenges and significant gaps in many development outcomes. Although poverty has bee...
Changes in technology and trade disrupting manufacturing-led development

Changes in technology and trade disrupting manufacturing-led development

21 Sep 17  News
New policies needed to ensure developing countries can ompete Advances in technology and changing trade patterns are affecting opportunities for export-led manufacturing. Smart au...

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