Tag: Sustainable development

Debt warning lights flash for poorest countries, experts say

Debt warning lights flash for poorest countries, experts say

04 May 18  News
Top economists from UNCTAD and the International Monetary Fund agree it’s time to sound the alarm on rising public debt in many low-income countries but disagree on how loudly th...
Eastern Africa has doubled its income per capita in a decade: ECA

Eastern Africa has doubled its income per capita in a decade: ECA

04 May 18  News
Eastern Africa continues to grow rapidly. As a result, the region’s average per capita income reached 740 USD in 2016, double the figure ten years earlier. “Albeit from a very...
DG Azevêdo launches report on role of trade in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

DG Azevêdo launches report on role of trade in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

04 May 18  News
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 3 May 2018 to present him with a new WTO report on how trade is contributing to achieving the Un...
A new vision for the cocoa sector: Berlin Declaration of the 4th World Cocoa Conference

A new vision for the cocoa sector: Berlin Declaration of the 4th World Cocoa Conference

26 Apr 18  News
The 4th World Cocoa Conference was held on 22-25 April 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The four-day event saw intense but engaging and exciting conversation, dialogue, debate, b...
IMF regional consultation with the West African Economic and Monetary Union

IMF regional consultation with the West African Economic and Monetary Union

26 Apr 18  News
On March 26, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with WAEMU. Economic activity remains strong but vu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Apr 18  News
Request for research proposals: Regional growth and development for southern Africa’s prosperity. Deadline for submissions: 25 May 2018 Featured African trade and development ne...
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...
African Financial Governance Outlook: Effective public financial management for sustainable development

African Financial Governance Outlook: Effective public financial management for sustainable development

24 Apr 18  News
The AfDB and ACBF have published the first African Financial Governance Outlook (AFGO), a new flagship report to enrich understanding of public financial management (PFM) and its c...
Africa’s energy transition: Opportunities and challenges for decent work

Africa’s energy transition: Opportunities and challenges for decent work

24 Apr 18  News
Africa’s energy landscape is changing, but not in a uniform direction. New discoveries of oil and gas are accompanying the expansion of renewable energy generation. What does the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 18  News
CHOGM 2018 updates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future” On Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment: “With the goal of expanding i...
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future”

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future”

20 Apr 18  News
Introduction Commonwealth Heads of Government met in the United Kingdom from 19 to 20 April 2018 and discussed how the Commonwealth can contribute to a future which is fairer, m...
COMESA holds workshop to enhance regional integration programme

COMESA holds workshop to enhance regional integration programme

18 Apr 18  News
The final activity of a project that aims at contributing to COMESA’s overall goals of having sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in the region was held in Lus...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Apr 18  News
Press coverage of the first day of the Trade Law Centre, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Zimbabwe Network of Customs and Excise Experts AfCFTA awareness workshop The Africa...
Short-sighted investment endangers development progress for hundreds of millions of people – UN report

Short-sighted investment endangers development progress for hundreds of millions of people – UN report

17 Apr 18  News
While a moderate upturn in the world economy led to more development financing in 2017, a new United Nations report out on 13 April 2018 revealed that the vast majority of investme...
Africa crafts message of sustainability for international climate negotiations

Africa crafts message of sustainability for international climate negotiations

16 Apr 18  News
Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will ca...
Senegal Economic Update: Recent growth drivers and the role of agriculture in developing a resilient and inclusive economy

Senegal Economic Update: Recent growth drivers and the role of agriculture in developing a resilient and inclusive economy

16 Apr 18  News
This Senegal Economic Update (SEU) evaluates the recent (2016‐17) growth performance and macroeconomic policies in Senegal, thus providing a basis for the policy dialog with the ...
Indonesia and Africa synergize cooperation at Indonesia-Africa Forum 2018

Indonesia and Africa synergize cooperation at Indonesia-Africa Forum 2018

11 Apr 18  News
Unleashing potentials: Developing Sustainable Economic and Investment Cooperation “[The] Indonesia-Africa Forum is the embodiment of the commitment of Indonesia and African coun...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Apr 18  News
The IMF will has posted the analytical papers for the World Economic Outlook 2018. They cover: Labour force participation in advanced economies, Shifts in global manufacturing acti...
Banking on sunshine: World added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017

Banking on sunshine: World added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017

09 Apr 18  News
Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017. The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net ...
Parliamentary group calls on Commonwealth leaders to put trade for development at the heart of CHOGM 2018 summit

Parliamentary group calls on Commonwealth leaders to put trade for development at the heart of CHOGM 2018 summit

03 Apr 18  News
Expert committee highlights the untapped potential of trade and investment in the bloc for lifting millions of Commonwealth citizens out of poverty An Inquiry Committee of disting...