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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 “...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA updates ahead of next week’s Kigali summit: (i) tralac’s Ashly Hope: Trade in services and the AfCFTA – no service is an island. The creation of the Continental Free ...
Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

16 Mar 18  News
Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Príncipe and Solomon Islands have been recommended for graduation from the special UN category for least developed countries. With increasing nat...
WTO General Council chair: transparency and inclusivity important to build trust

WTO General Council chair: transparency and inclusivity important to build trust

09 Mar 18  News
Remarks by Ambassador Xavier Carim (South Africa) at the conclusion of his final meeting as chair of the General Council Let me start by saying that it has been a privilege to ser...
Post-MC11: Charting a way forward for LDCs, SVEs and SSA countries

Post-MC11: Charting a way forward for LDCs, SVEs and SSA countries

07 Mar 18  News
The 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11) was held from 10-13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, against a backdrop of considerable changes to th...
Rwanda: Trade and Economic Profile

Rwanda: Trade and Economic Profile

02 Mar 18  Publications
This Working Paper provides a profile of the economy of Rwanda, an African least-developed country (LDC), with a special emphasis on trade and production (i.e. the real economy).&n...
New book highlights how safe trade solutions help the poorest countries

New book highlights how safe trade solutions help the poorest countries

27 Feb 18  News
Today’s global trade landscape is changing. Higher levels of competition mean consumers worldwide are demanding safer food. Across continents, climate change is adding to th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 18  News
Diarise: East Africa Trade Development Forum (28 February - 1 March, Kampala) African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) Steering Committee: tracking AfCFTA implementation (UNECA) The 3r...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Feb 18  News
Featured infographic, @justchad_cga: Over half of oranges traded globally are sourced from Africa – who would have thought!! Extract from latest USDA Foreign Agriculture Services...
Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

05 Feb 18  News
UNCTAD analysis shows that development indicators for the 47 least developed countries are trending downward, raising the alarm for the international community Economic developmen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 18  News
The Executive Council of the African Union officially opened today: download the speeches by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chairperson of the AUC) and Ms Vera Songwe (Executive Secreta...
World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

25 Jan 18  News
The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide’, and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up t...
Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

12 Dec 17  News
Without policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns. Without a renewed commitment to p...
Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

12 Dec 17  News
A 3% upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Dec 17  News
2017 PIDA Week is underway in Swakopmund. Profiled, recent PIDA documentation: PIDA Progress Report 2017 (pdf); Evaluation of PIDA water projects and formulation of respective...
ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

11 Dec 17  News
Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues...

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