Tag: Structural transformation

Africa’s economic growth continues to falter, yet some countries show signs of resilience

Africa’s economic growth continues to falter, yet some countries show signs of resilience

30 Sep 16  News
The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa present a diversified landscape of economic growth, according to the new Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly analysis of economic ...
Activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa, May 2015 – April 2016

Activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa, May 2015 – April 2016

31 Aug 16  News
Sixty-third executive session of the Trade and Development Board, 27-29 September 2016 Agenda items for the meeting of the Board include presentation of the report on UNCTAD ...
Poverty and inequality reduction has remained less responsive to growth successes across the continent, says AfDB African Development Report 2015

Poverty and inequality reduction has remained less responsive to growth successes across the continent, says AfDB African Development Report 2015

27 Jul 16  News
Growth-poverty and inequality nexus: overcoming barriers to sustainable development African economies have grown substantially over the past decade, but  poverty and inequali...
New COMESA Strategy to focus on structural transformation of regional economies

New COMESA Strategy to focus on structural transformation of regional economies

13 Jul 16  News
The final review of the 2016-­2020 COMESA Medium Term Strategic Plan began on 12 July with representatives of Member States making their final input into the plan. The new...
Structural transformation in Africa: a historical view

Structural transformation in Africa: a historical view

12 Jul 16  News
This paper presents evidence suggesting that the relationship between income and economic structure is shifting over time, with countries across the income distribution uniformly i...
Reclaim UNCTAD to uphold Africa’s structural economic transformation

Reclaim UNCTAD to uphold Africa’s structural economic transformation

11 Jul 16  News
An African Civil Society Call to Governments at UNCTAD 14 Governments at the 14th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) must rise...
Commissioner Acyl stresses the need for Member States and Stakeholders to come together in order to achieve the structural transformation of Africa

Commissioner Acyl stresses the need for Member States and Stakeholders to come together in order to achieve the structural transformation of Africa

25 May 16  News
The Ministerial Session of the First AU Specialized Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Minerals (STC-TIM), commenced on 23 May at the African Union Commission (AUC) Headqua...
World Bank Botswana Country Partnership Framework 2016-20

World Bank Botswana Country Partnership Framework 2016-20

24 May 16  News
This document details the scope and the main elements of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) with the Republic of Botswana for FY16-20. The previous Country Partnership Strate...
Unlocking the potential of Africa’s services for structural transformation

Unlocking the potential of Africa’s services for structural transformation

19 May 16  News
If Africa is to fully realise the benefits of development, services must play an enhanced role in its structural transformation and economic growth processes. This will require add...
UNECA launches Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa

UNECA launches Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa

05 May 16  Publications
In April 2016, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa launched “Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa”, a Special Report authored by University of Cambridge de...
Unconventional gas is structurally changing global gas markets

Unconventional gas is structurally changing global gas markets

17 Feb 16  News
The growth of unconventional gas is spreading across the world with major implications over many years for markets and prices according to a new World Energy Council study ‘...
South Africa’s exports performance: Any role for structural factors?

South Africa’s exports performance: Any role for structural factors?

15 Feb 16  News
Despite substantive depreciation of the rand after the global financial crisis, South Africa’s export performance has been very weak. In a group of 20 emerging market peers, Sout...
Financing rural structural transformation in the Least Developed Countries

Financing rural structural transformation in the Least Developed Countries

12 Feb 16  News
In its latest policy brief, UNCTAD discusses key policy measures and instruments that the least developed countries and their development partners can mobilize to widen the financi...
Commissioner Acyl articulates the dire need for Africa’s structural transformation in line with the Agenda 2063

Commissioner Acyl articulates the dire need for Africa’s structural transformation in line with the Agenda 2063

03 Feb 16  News
The Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC) held a press briefing on 27 January 2016 on the margins of the 26th African Union Summit of Heads of S...
The Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s Foresight Africa 2016: Preview

The Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s Foresight Africa 2016: Preview

05 Jan 16  News
The launch of Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2016 is on the horizon. In anticipation of this year’s report, the Africa Growth Initiative team off...
Agriculture and structural transformation in Africa

Agriculture and structural transformation in Africa

30 Nov 15  News
Close to 70% of Africans depend on agriculture for their incomes, yet the sector represents only a third of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP). Efforts to improve farme...
Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI): Enhancing Productive Integration for Africa’s Structural Transformation

Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI): Enhancing Productive Integration for Africa’s Structural Transformation

17 Nov 15  News
Regional Cooperation Committee meeting to discuss improvements to Africa’s productive integration and Continental Free Trade Area Despite growth during the past decade and relat...
Trade and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: The Role of Inclusive Structural Transformation

Trade and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: The Role of Inclusive Structural Transformation

06 Nov 15  News
Economic transformation is increasingly believed to be the mechanism to make trade work for poverty reduction and development in Africa. This paper argues that while transformatio...
Structural transformation should underpin Africa’s priorities – ECA Chief

Structural transformation should underpin Africa’s priorities – ECA Chief

25 Sep 15  News
As the curtains close on the Millennium Development Goals, Mr. Carlos Lopes has stressed that the intense participation of Africa in defining the new sustainable development agenda...
Structural transformation is happening, but needs accelerating

Structural transformation is happening, but needs accelerating

03 Aug 15  News
Structural transformation has been one of the most talked about concepts among development practitioners in recent years – especially since the work of Margaret McMillan and Dani...