Tag: Structural transformation

Lower trade barriers, stronger global trading system can help end extreme poverty

Lower trade barriers, stronger global trading system can help end extreme poverty

30 Jun 15  News
A greater and more sustained effort to deepen the integration of developing countries into the global trading system through lower trade costs and fewer barriers between countries ...
The African Social Development Index: Measuring human exclusion for structural transformation

The African Social Development Index: Measuring human exclusion for structural transformation

10 Mar 15  News
Executive summary Despite two decades of fast and sustained economic growth, Africa is yet to translate its economic gains into meaningful social development outcomes. Profound in...
Senegal’s middle-income drive taps experience of peers

Senegal’s middle-income drive taps experience of peers

03 Feb 15  News
Low-income economies aspiring to make a decisive stride toward middle-income status may learn a lot from the experience of peer countries that have made the move, brainstorming par...
New plan sets Senegal on course to become emerging economy

New plan sets Senegal on course to become emerging economy

20 Jan 15  News
A new development plan designed to help Senegal exit a trap of low growth and high poverty can boost the economy if it is consistently implemented, the IMF staff said in its r...
Poverty Status Report 2014: Structural Change and Poverty Reduction in Uganda

Poverty Status Report 2014: Structural Change and Poverty Reduction in Uganda

19 Jan 15  News
The 2014 Poverty Status Report uses new evidence to present an updated analysis of Uganda’s poverty trends and status. The report’s thematic focus is the relationship between s...
Strong reforms offer countries path to high-income status

Strong reforms offer countries path to high-income status

19 Dec 14  News
Sub-Saharan Africa’s small middle-income countries should implement strong reforms to boost growth and avoid the “middle-income trap,” seminar participants concluded in Mauri...
Global focus on infrastructure and the need for Common Approach to Infrastructural Development mechanisms in African countries

Global focus on infrastructure and the need for Common Approach to Infrastructural Development mechanisms in African countries

19 Nov 14  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, discusses the emerging global consensus on the need for enhanced investment in infrastructure Recent events in global economic coopera...
Sustain Africa’s growth by easing structural bottlenecks

Sustain Africa’s growth by easing structural bottlenecks

13 Oct 14  News
Sustaining growth in sub-Saharan Africa requires proactively addressing structural bottlenecks to growth such as infrastructure gaps and poor business climates, IMF African Departm...
IMF: Ethiopia needs to implement structural reforms to sustain growth

IMF: Ethiopia needs to implement structural reforms to sustain growth

07 Oct 14  News
Ethiopia needs to move from public sector to private investment-driven growth to keep success Despite Ethiopia’s achieving robust economic growth, while keeping inflation b...
34th SADC Summit Communiqué

34th SADC Summit Communiqué

19 Aug 14  News
Communiqué of the 34th Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government The 34th Ordinary meeting of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Devel...
SADC pins growth on South Africa

SADC pins growth on South Africa

19 Aug 14  News
South Africa should take advantage of its comparative industrial advantage to lead other regional countries in building their manufacturing base to ensure collective socio-economic...
Structural transformation exacts smart industrialisation

Structural transformation exacts smart industrialisation

18 Aug 14  News
Africa’s economic rise over the past two decades is no longer news. In the decade from 2003, the region’s output expanded by over five percent a year, in spite of a protracted ...
The heightened role of national steering institutions for structural transformation in Africa

The heightened role of national steering institutions for structural transformation in Africa

16 Jul 14  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, discusses the key findings of UNCTAD’s recently-published Economic Development in Africa Report 2014 Structural transformation is key to ...
Ambitious structural reforms can pave the return to strong and sustainable growth, OECD says

Ambitious structural reforms can pave the return to strong and sustainable growth, OECD says

26 Feb 14  News
Adopting ambitious and comprehensive structural reform agendas will offer governments the best chance for a return to strong, sustainable and balanced economic growth that creates ...
On the post-2015 development agenda and a renewed consensus on structural transformation in Africa

On the post-2015 development agenda and a renewed consensus on structural transformation in Africa

20 Feb 14  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, discusses Africa’s position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda The 22nd Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government was held in Add...
Mapping the architecture of SADC Protocols for infrastructural development under the RIDMP

Mapping the architecture of SADC Protocols for infrastructural development under the RIDMP

28 Aug 13  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, discusses the legal underpinnings of SADC’s regional infrastructure development initiative Infrastructural development is a critical prerequis...