Tag: Structural transformation

Supporting Lesotho’s economic diversification and trade integration: Structural transformation through greater export competitiveness

Supporting Lesotho’s economic diversification and trade integration: Structural transformation through greater export competitiveness

10 Aug 18  News
This report provides a multifaceted diagnostic overview of Lesotho’s export competitiveness, including an assessment of medium-term impacts of potential trade policy changes, bas...
EAC Secretariat, AfDB strategize to set up partnership to accelerate Africa’s transformation through regional integration

EAC Secretariat, AfDB strategize to set up partnership to accelerate Africa’s transformation through regional integration

06 Aug 18  News
An African Development Bank mission led by Dr. Marcellin Ndong Ntah, Lead Economist and comprising Mr. Patrick Kanyimbo, Regional Integration Coordinator at the Bank’s East Afric...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Aug 18  News
Afreximbank has posted its Annual Report 2017 (pdf) Regional spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa: exploring different channels (IMF) In addition to bringing together findings from a...
Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

03 Aug 18  News
African nations need to mobilize their continent’s resources to finance development, and ease the way for small business to trade, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on...
President Kagame attends African Leadership Forum

President Kagame attends African Leadership Forum

03 Aug 18  News
President Kagame on 2 August 2018 joined a panel discussion on “Financing Africa’s Transformation for Sustainable Development” alongside former Presidents Benjamin Mkapa of t...
Madagascar Economic Update: Inclusive growth is essential for poverty reduction

Madagascar Economic Update: Inclusive growth is essential for poverty reduction

02 Aug 18  News
Overall, the economy has been performing well, with growth estimated at 4.2% in 2017 and projected at 5% in 2018, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Madagas...
Kenya: Exports to Africa can spur industry – Biwott

Kenya: Exports to Africa can spur industry – Biwott

01 Aug 18  News
Since the 1980s, the manufacturing sector’s contribution to gross domestic product has been fluctuating, stagnating at 11 percent over the past five years to decline to 8.4 perce...
Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

30 Jul 18  Blog
E-commerce can be an important contributor to Africa’s structural transformation. E-commerce is not just about online shopping. E-commerce is variously defined as the purchase a...
In Africa, government action is key to overcoming challenges related to growth, jobs and inequalities

In Africa, government action is key to overcoming challenges related to growth, jobs and inequalities

11 Jul 18  News
Africa needs development strategies that are more coherent and that prioritise improved public action to stand up to the challenges of growth, jobs and inequalities prompted by the...
Foreign direct investment key to Africa’s development, UN-Habitat report says

Foreign direct investment key to Africa’s development, UN-Habitat report says

11 Jul 18  News
UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira recently launched a new report that investigates the effect of foreign direct investment on the continent’s citi...
Structural transformation and export diversification in Southern Africa

Structural transformation and export diversification in Southern Africa

18 May 18  News
What determines economic disparities among countries and how can we move forward to reduce these income gaps? The development economics literature has studied how countries get ri...
Structural change for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

Structural change for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

24 Apr 18  News
This report from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) highlights the importance of the manufacturing sector in economic development and, with a focus...
Services and structural transformation for development

Services and structural transformation for development

27 Mar 18  News
This report contains papers and contributions delivered at the fifth session of UNCTAD’s multi-year expert meeting on trade, services and development: the role of the services ec...
Structural shifts in the post-Apartheid SA economy

Structural shifts in the post-Apartheid SA economy

22 Jan 18  Infographics
In a recent tralac Working Paper, John Stuart examines structural shifts in the real economy of South Africa spanning the period from the mid 1990s to the end of the 2000s. The cha...
Structural Shifts in the Post-Apartheid SA Economy: A Comparative SAM Analysis

Structural Shifts in the Post-Apartheid SA Economy: A Comparative SAM Analysis

19 Jan 18  Publications
This paper makes use of a comparative SAM analysis to examine structural shifts in the real economy of South Africa spanning the period from the mid ’90s to the end of the 2000s....
Give Africa policy space for structural transformation

Give Africa policy space for structural transformation

09 Nov 17  News
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) may have celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015 with an African-flavoured “Nairobi package”, but has the continent really benefited from cur...
Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

27 Mar 17  News
Despite being the fastest growing sub-region of the continent with an economic growth rate of 6.7% – second in the world to East Asia, East Africa is lagging behind in terms of i...
On the structural transformation of rural Africa

On the structural transformation of rural Africa

11 Jan 17  News
From 2000 to 2014, per capita gross domestic product in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by almost 35 percent in real terms, doubling in some countries. Such progress happened while ag...
Finance and development

Finance and development

04 Jan 17  Themes
Financial services, foreign investment, and international aid are essential for improved trade and long-term development in poor economies. tralac’s work in this area examines ho...
Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability

Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability

06 Dec 16  News
The world has grown more violent over the last decade, interrupting a long-term trend of increasing peace and disproportionately impacting civilians. This is despite rising financi...