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Tag: Least Developed Countries

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Oct 18  News
Alert: The Doing Business 2019 report will be released tomorrow (Wednesday) Featured newsletter: African Cotton, Textiles & Apparel Monitor #32 Featured trade commentaries: R...
Promoting foreign direct investment to LLDCs: Luncheon at the World Investment Forum 2018

Promoting foreign direct investment to LLDCs: Luncheon at the World Investment Forum 2018

30 Oct 18  News
On 25 October 2018, on the sidelines of the World Investment Forum in Geneva, the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Coun...
Export diversification and employment in Africa

Export diversification and employment in Africa

19 Oct 18  News
There is a general consensus that trade has high potential to foster inclusive growth and create employment. Thus, classical trade theorists recommended active trade participatio...
Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish line

Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish line

14 Sep 18  News
Opening remarks by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Center for Global Development book launch Good afternoon. Thank you, Masood, for your kind introduction. It is a ...
Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

11 Jul 18  News
Mobilising domestic resources, from both the public and private sectors, is central to Africa’s collective success in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ...
China makes great contribution to the world as WTO member: White paper

China makes great contribution to the world as WTO member: White paper

03 Jul 18  News
The State Council Information Office of China on Thursday released a white paper, titled “China and the World Trade organization”, highlighting China’s significant contributi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 18  News
BRICS Industry and Trade ministers meet this week in South Africa (4 and 5 July, respectively, pdf) Diarise: Launch of the AUC’s inaugural African Development Dynamics Report (1...
DG Azevêdo: “Our efforts in the WTO must translate into real trade gains for LDCs”

DG Azevêdo: “Our efforts in the WTO must translate into real trade gains for LDCs”

02 Jul 18  News
Addressing a meeting of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group on 28 June 2018, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said WTO members need to build on the progress achieved on LDC...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jun 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Number 4 - Niger; Number 5 - Mali; Number 6 - Swaziland AfCFTA agreement too narrow and hasty: Yao Graham (Graphic) The co-ordinator of the Third W...
Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

15 Jun 18  News
Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce. Commo...
Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

15 Jun 18  News
With a share of global trade of less than 1%, fresh ideas are needed to bring the world’s poorest countries into the international trading system. Better trade that boosts prosp...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jun 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Niger becomes the fourth state to deposit its instrument of ratification with the African Union Starting today, in Cape Town: COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripar...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2018 Developed economies saw the biggest drop in FDI flows in 2017 – at 37%, to $712bn – but this was to some extent expected, after a spike in...
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...
Key Statistics and Trends in Economic Integration: ACP Region

Key Statistics and Trends in Economic Integration: ACP Region

25 May 18  News
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) was established by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975 to negotiate and implement cooperation treaties with the European Union....
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 May 18  News
The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened yesterday in Busan. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina: Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialization Underway, in...
Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

22 May 18  News
Achieving the SDGs in Landlocked Developing Countries through Connectivity and Trade Facilitation Ministers and senior government officials from landlocked developing countries (L...
Exploring Malawi’s export potential

Exploring Malawi’s export potential

19 Apr 18  News
Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report that uncovers the country’s greatest untapped export potential in agro-processing. Thi...
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...
Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

04 Apr 18  News
According to UNCTAD, those least prepared for the digital economy have less data on which to base policy decisions, threatening to widen the gap between the “haves” and the “...

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