Tag: Informal economy

ILO adopts historic labour standard to tackle the informal economy

ILO adopts historic labour standard to tackle the informal economy

17 Jun 15  News
“It is not just the adoption of this Recommendation, it’s actually putting it into practice that will matter,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. The International Labour ...
Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

10 Jun 15  News
Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, during the Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers on the M...
Insurers must adapt to ‘informal’ African market

Insurers must adapt to ‘informal’ African market

17 Apr 15  News
Insurance companies are struggling to gain a foothold in Africa, where populations tend to favour community insurance schemes called tontines. These are often informal agreeme...
Why informal cross border trade remains important

Why informal cross border trade remains important

26 Jan 15  News
The buying and selling of goods and services between businesses in neighbouring EAC Partner States with the seller being in one Partner State and the buyer in the other, for exampl...
Azevêdo invited to participate in informal meeting of African ministers

Azevêdo invited to participate in informal meeting of African ministers

20 Jan 15  News
At the invitation of Egypt’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo participated in an in...
Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Brisbane

Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Brisbane

17 Nov 14  News
The BRICS Leaders met on 15 November 2014 on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Brisbane. The Leaders commended Brazil for the successful Sixth BRICS Summit and noted progress in t...
Raw deal for African women traders

Raw deal for African women traders

10 Sep 14  News
Unfriendly trade policies cripple progress Daily, millions of women in Africa are engaged in one form of trade or another, either within their countries or across national borders...
Zimbabwe’s struggle to formalise the informal

Zimbabwe’s struggle to formalise the informal

07 May 14  News
Zimbabwe’s extensive informal sector could help boost government revenue if regularised, but this won’t happen unless the government creates incentives for the informal sector ...
Informal sector key to growth

Informal sector key to growth

17 Jan 14  News
Zimbabwe has to face the reality that the informal sector is now the dominant force of the economy, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. Giving the...
Boosting trade in Africa: Why women are the key

Boosting trade in Africa: Why women are the key

21 Nov 13  News
In many countries in Africa, the majority of small farmers are women. They produce crops such as maize, cassava, cotton, and rice that have enormous potential for increased trade b...
The need to factor informal cross border trade into the COMESA-EAC-SADC tripartite negotiations

The need to factor informal cross border trade into the COMESA-EAC-SADC tripartite negotiations

20 Mar 13  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Researcher, discusses the need to factor informal cross border trade into the COMESA-EAC-SADC tripartite negotiations. Regional integration is regarded as bei...