Tag: Informal economy

Small-scale cross-border traders call on DRC to enforce better tax regime

Small-scale cross-border traders call on DRC to enforce better tax regime

06 Oct 17  News
Small-scale traders along the Rubavu-Goma border have raised concerns over what they perceive as an ‘illegal tax’ levied on them by DR Congo officials. Their protest is hinged...
In New York, AU Ministers hold informal consultations on the matter of reservations made on CFTA modalities on the liberalization of trade in goods

In New York, AU Ministers hold informal consultations on the matter of reservations made on CFTA modalities on the liberalization of trade in goods

25 Sep 17  News
At the backdrop of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, on 21st September 2017 in the Conference Room of the African Union Permanent Mission in New York (USA), Ministers of Tr...
Agribusinesses and African smallholders seize $1 trillion food market as meals replace minerals to restart African economic growth

Agribusinesses and African smallholders seize $1 trillion food market as meals replace minerals to restart African economic growth

06 Sep 17  News
The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in...
Fishing to live: Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries

Fishing to live: Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries

24 Aug 17  News
New study maps the policy dilemmas affecting those who provide most of the fish we eat Two-thirds of the caught fish that humans eat are taken by small-scale fishers, many using c...
Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

25 May 17  News
FAO study offers policy guidance for linking half of all cross-border trade to development goals Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving liveli...
Expert Group Meeting on Trade Finance: Informal report by the WTO Secretariat

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

16 May 17  News
The objective of the March 2017 meeting was twofold: (i) to take stock of the current market situation (ii) to examine possible areas of cooperation between participants based on p...
Agriculture and commodities

Agriculture and commodities

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s work in this area examines Africa’s trade in agriculture and commodities and the emerging challenges and opportunities for sustainability resulting from changes in glo...
Finance and development

Finance and development

04 Jan 17  Themes
Financial services, foreign investment, and international aid are essential for improved trade and long-term development in poor economies. tralac’s work in this area examines ho...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
People need affordable food, but prices must provide decent livelihoods for small-scale family farmers

People need affordable food, but prices must provide decent livelihoods for small-scale family farmers

04 Oct 16  News
FAO Director-General stresses the role of trade in ensuring global food security and adaptation to climate change Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate ...
Borderland Biashara: Mapping the cross border, national and regional trade in the East African informal economy

Borderland Biashara: Mapping the cross border, national and regional trade in the East African informal economy

13 Jun 16  News
The informal economy of East Africa must be addressed strategically for the sustainable impact of trade related growth initiatives in the region to take root and flourish. Recogniz...
Informal settlements and climate change: An opportunity and challenge for cities of emerging economies

Informal settlements and climate change: An opportunity and challenge for cities of emerging economies

04 May 16  News
The unprecedented growth of cities in emerging economies, coupled with the legacy of apartheid in South Africa has, since the early 1990s, led to a rapid increase in informal settl...
NSA launches Informal Cross Border Trade report

NSA launches Informal Cross Border Trade report

29 Apr 16  News
The Namibia Statistics Agency conducted an Informal Cross Border Trade Survey (ICBTS) in September 2015. This is the second ICBTS with the first one conducted in November 2014. NSA...
Addressing informal cross-border trade and security in IGAD region

Addressing informal cross-border trade and security in IGAD region

24 Mar 16  News
IGAD's Conflict Early Waming and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) hosted a meeting of IGAD Member State officials of Trade, Customs and Security on Addressing the nexus between Informal...
A year in the lives of smallholder farmers

A year in the lives of smallholder farmers

29 Feb 16  News
There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farming households globally, who comprise a large proportion of the world’s poor living on less than $2 a day. In CGAP’s Smallh...
Persecuted informal sector keeping millions afloat

Persecuted informal sector keeping millions afloat

11 Jan 16  News
Backyard motor mechanics, vegetable sellers, cigarette hawkers, hairdressers. They are the lifeline of South Africa, employing and keeping millions out of poverty. In Cape Town, t...
Declaration of the African Union Informal Ministerial Meeting on the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference

Declaration of the African Union Informal Ministerial Meeting on the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference

06 Nov 15  News
AU Trade Ministers met on 19 October 2015 in Brussels to consider the state of play of the DDA negotiations in preparation for MC10 to be held in Nairobi in December 2015. Ministe...
Informal Meeting of AU Trade Ministers: Concluding Remarks by Ambassador Amina C. Mohamed, Kenya – July 2015

Informal Meeting of AU Trade Ministers: Concluding Remarks by Ambassador Amina C. Mohamed, Kenya – July 2015

16 Sep 15  News
Concluding Remarks by Ambassador (Dr.) Amina C. Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, at the Informal Meeting of African Union (AU) Trade...
Raising Voices for Women Cross Border Traders in West Africa Project

Raising Voices for Women Cross Border Traders in West Africa Project

28 Aug 15  News
The “Raising Voices for Women Cross Border Traders in West Africa Project” seeks to map women’s organisations in the ECOWAS sub-region and their potential to support the capa...
Tracking informal cross-border trade in eastern and southern Africa

Tracking informal cross-border trade in eastern and southern Africa

24 Aug 15  News
A presentation by Juliet Wanjiku from the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for East and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA), shows that effective trackin...