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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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