Tag: Structural transformation

Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action

Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action

09 Nov 18  News
22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of the Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the United Nations Economic ...
Botswana State of the Nation Address 2018

Botswana State of the Nation Address 2018

06 Nov 18  News
Delivered by Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana, to the First Meeting of the Fifth Session of the Eleventh Parliament, 5 November 2018 Mister Speake...
First Ordinary Session of the Fifth Pan-African Parliament kicks off with renewed call for stronger African integration

First Ordinary Session of the Fifth Pan-African Parliament kicks off with renewed call for stronger African integration

23 Oct 18  News
The first ordinary session of the fifth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament kicked off officially on Monday, 22 October 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centr...
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...
African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

15 Oct 18  News
The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration in the Region with...
Kenya Economic Update: How Kenya is using tax revenues to enhance access to education and healthcare for low-income families

Kenya Economic Update: How Kenya is using tax revenues to enhance access to education and healthcare for low-income families

11 Oct 18  News
Efforts to cushion the most vulnerable Kenyans from extreme poverty have been successful, with more than 60% of direct cash transfer benefits reaching the poorest 40% of the popula...
Jobs Summit ends on a high note: Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered

Jobs Summit ends on a high note: Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered

05 Oct 18  News
Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country. “This summ...
Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

26 Sep 18  News
The flagship Trade and Development Report 2018 says the international economy remains rigged against the interests of the global poor. The world economy remains on shaky ground a ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Sep 18  News
In Washington, DC: IMF’s Christine Lagarde at the launch of a new book, Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish lin...
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 ...
World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa

World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa

14 Sep 18  News
The average quality of policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa was broadly unchanged in 2017, according to the latest review by the World Bank. This is a shift from the det...
Political support more important than seeds, weather and soil in Africa’s agriculture progress, says new report

Political support more important than seeds, weather and soil in Africa’s agriculture progress, says new report

06 Sep 18  News
Ethiopia and Rwanda are emerging as models for pairing political will with government action to transform small, family farms into poverty-fighting powerhouses Most African countr...
Exports councils are key drivers for South African economic transformation

Exports councils are key drivers for South African economic transformation

23 Aug 18  News
The Deputy Director-General for Trade and Investment South Africa at the Department of Trade and Industry, Ms Lerato Mataboge, says export councils are key drivers for South Africa...
Energy implications of higher economic growth in Africa

Energy implications of higher economic growth in Africa

21 Aug 18  News
EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2018 focuses on uncertainty in economic projections for China, India, and Africa China, India, and Africa are three of the most populated...
Africa set for a massive free trade area

Africa set for a massive free trade area

20 Aug 18  News
Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer Following the unveiling of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2018...
President Kagame attends 38th SADC Summit

President Kagame attends 38th SADC Summit

20 Aug 18  News
President Kagame attended the 38th Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on 17 August 2018 in Windhoek, Namibia where he delivered remarks in his capacity as ...
SADC Summit: Acceptance speech by incoming Chairperson Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia

SADC Summit: Acceptance speech by incoming Chairperson Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia

17 Aug 18  News
Delivered on the occasion of the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, Windhoek, 17 August 2018 On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Namibia, I a...
Assessing development effectiveness: 2017 Annual Report highlights IDEV’s contribution to the Bank’s delivery on the High 5s

Assessing development effectiveness: 2017 Annual Report highlights IDEV’s contribution to the Bank’s delivery on the High 5s

15 Aug 18  News
Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) presented its 2017 Annual Report to the African Development Bank Group Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness on 16 Ju...
African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector

African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector

14 Aug 18  News
Senior African policymakers on Monday resolved to adopt a common position aimed at propelling growth of ICT sector and embed it in the Continent’s transformation agenda. The pol...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Aug 18  News
Ahead of the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government (17-18 August): Namibia takes over Chairpersonship of SADC Committee of Senior Officials. An SARDC preview of the sum...