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Tag: Least Developed Countries

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...
South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

30 Nov 17  News
As the most vulnerable countries continue to face serious development challenges, South-South cooperation offers enormous opportunities and potential to effectively support them in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Nov 17  News
African Group perspective on MC11: draft Ministerial Decision on electronic commerce The AfDB posts a series of EOIs for the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme: Programme coor...
Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

22 Nov 17  News
Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap. According to The Least...
Trade Policy Review: Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Trade Policy Review: Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

26 Oct 17  News
The first review of the trade policies and practices of the members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) takes place on 25 and 27 October 2017. The basis for the...
High-level roundtable discusses ‘Partnership in practice: making EU trade work for ACP countries’

High-level roundtable discusses ‘Partnership in practice: making EU trade work for ACP countries’

26 Oct 17  News
On 20th October 2017, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström co-hosted a high-level roundtable in Brussels, entitled ‘Putting Partnership into Practice.’ At the event, parti...

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