Tag: Sustainable development

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA updates: (i) Posted by the AU:Decision on the draft agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (ii) Kenya’s Cabinet has approved the Africa Continen...
Illicit financial flows cost Uganda Shs2 trillion

Illicit financial flows cost Uganda Shs2 trillion

28 Mar 18  News
African economies, including Uganda, will continue to bleed unless governments plug loopholes that enables illicit financial flows (IFFs) to easily leave the continent, experts hav...
Circular economy will spur Africa’s transformation – experts

Circular economy will spur Africa’s transformation – experts

28 Mar 18  News
Adoption of circular economy practices will go a long way in delivering economic growth, jobs and positive environmental outcomes needed for Africa, experts said yesterday. A circ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA special selection (2) Trade and development events to diarise: 2018 Spring Meetings of the IMF, WBG (16-22 April, Washington) 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governor...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Mar 18  News
Profiled trade and development events: Yesterday, in Kigali: 18th Executive Council Meeting of the Extraordinary Summit on AfCFTA Yesterday, in Addis: coordination meeting to pre...
New project to measure illicit financial flows in Africa

New project to measure illicit financial flows in Africa

20 Mar 18  News
UNCTAD and other UN bodies present new work on tracking the billions stolen from the continent each year through tax avoidance and such illegal activities as drug trafficking. UNC...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA updates ahead of next week’s Kigali summit: (i) tralac’s Ashly Hope: Trade in services and the AfCFTA – no service is an island. The creation of the Continental Free ...
Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

16 Mar 18  News
Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Príncipe and Solomon Islands have been recommended for graduation from the special UN category for least developed countries. With increasing nat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 18  News
Diarise: SADC Council of Ministers to meet in Pretoria (26-27 March). Preparatory meetings start 22 March. AfCFTA commentaries: (i) ACBF’s Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie: Moving beyond...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Mar 18  News
Implications for Africa’s policy makers? China plans to set up a new international development cooperation agency ”as a key means of major-country diplomacy, enhance strategic ...
First Ordinary Session of the African Union STC Sub-Committee on Energy

First Ordinary Session of the African Union STC Sub-Committee on Energy

13 Mar 18  News
The African Union, in collaboration with Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is organizing the First Ordinary Session of the STC Sub-Committee on Energy of the STC on...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Mar 18  News
ECOWAS Commission gets a new President: Ivorian Jean-Claude Brou takes over from Marcel De Souza African Union Commission, US State Department perspectives on AU-US relations: Ch...
Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb – African Development Bank Governors

Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb – African Development Bank Governors

09 Mar 18  News
The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemploymen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
A gender responsive AfCFTA

A gender responsive AfCFTA

08 Mar 18  Blog
The African Union’s agenda 2063 includes bold aspirations and targets for gender parity. It states: Africa of 2063 will have full gender parity… the economic and political gla...