Tag: Sustainable development

Plug tax loopholes before fighting illegal financial flows

Plug tax loopholes before fighting illegal financial flows

06 Jun 18  News
Efforts to raise revenue for investment in development projects should focus first on capturing the billions of dollars hidden from tax authorities through legal maneuvers, experts...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jun 18  News
Featured tweet, @AntheVrijlandt: Frank Matsaert at Africa Summit – partnership between Europe and Africa should be about mutual trade flows. Now, for every four containers import...
EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

05 Jun 18  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says domestic policy choices, such as taxation, are just as responsible as global trade rules for determining who benefits from globalizati...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jun 18  News
Dr Donald Kaberuka: There is a time for everything – the African Continental Free Trade Area (pdf, Wilson Center) That said, the AfCFTA is not just about physical merchandise. I...
ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted

ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted

04 Jun 18  News
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union was unanimously adopted at the 107th Session of the A...
Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

29 May 18  News
Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world that is fueling growth, creating jobs, opening up business opportunities for SMEs and providing pathways out ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 May 18  News
Diarise: The private sector and regional integration in Southern Africa – accelerating opportunities for investment and growth (11-13 June, Lilongwe) Selected commentaries: Pie...
AUC, Sweden and UNDP partner to speed up action on continent’s legal agreements to boost development

AUC, Sweden and UNDP partner to speed up action on continent’s legal agreements to boost development

25 May 18  News
The African Union Commission (AUC), Sweden, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined efforts to boost the number of African countries signing up to and adopting ...
Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

22 May 18  News
Achieving the SDGs in Landlocked Developing Countries through Connectivity and Trade Facilitation Ministers and senior government officials from landlocked developing countries (L...
Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

21 May 18  News
On 13 June 2017, the Australian Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee launched an inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries...
Economic growth ‘exceeds expectations’ but trade tensions are rising: UN report

Economic growth ‘exceeds expectations’ but trade tensions are rising: UN report

18 May 18  News
Global economic growth in 2018 is exceeding expectations but heightened geopolitical tension and uncertainty over international trade could thwart progress, according to a new Unit...
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...
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16 May 18  News
AUC holding workshop series to develop next phase of PIDA The Arab and the Maghreb Union and IGAD were the first of the eight RECs to kick-start a continental consultative process...
Developing an inclusive South Africa: World Bank Group releases its Systematic Country Diagnostic

Developing an inclusive South Africa: World Bank Group releases its Systematic Country Diagnostic

16 May 18  News
South Africa can achieve more inclusive and sustainable development with coordinated reforms across a broad range of areas that maximize development impact and address constraints ...
Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

14 May 18  News
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has just released the fifth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR V), which urges countries endowed with abundant natural resour...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 May 18  News
Starting today, in Addis: Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Pointers: Agenda and programme, Side events, Documents. Highlighted docume...
New strategic directions of the ECA: Putting ideas into action for an empowered and transformed Africa

New strategic directions of the ECA: Putting ideas into action for an empowered and transformed Africa

11 May 18  News
The year 2018 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The occasion presents an opportunity to reflect on the contribution o...
The future of work in African agriculture: Trends and drivers of change

The future of work in African agriculture: Trends and drivers of change

10 May 18  News
This ILO report synthesises available evidence regarding how salient demographic and economic trends in sub-Saharan Africa are influencing the future of work in agriculture. It als...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 May 18  News
Eckart Naumann: Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action – putting America first? (tralac) This paper includes an overview of the recently published trade policy agenda to pr...
IMF sets out policy steps to reduce vulnerabilities and raise sub-Saharan Africa’s medium-term growth

IMF sets out policy steps to reduce vulnerabilities and raise sub-Saharan Africa’s medium-term growth

08 May 18  News
Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to pick up modestly from 2⅔ percent in 2017 to 3½ percent in 2018, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan...