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Eco-industrial parks emerge as an effective approach to sustainable growth

Eco-industrial parks emerge as an effective approach to sustainable growth

25 Jan 18  News
Three development organizations have joined forces to create a new framework defining the key elements of eco-industrial parks, setting up a common understanding of how to promote ...
World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

25 Jan 18  News
The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide’, and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up t...
SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

25 Jan 18  News
An eventful year awaits southern Africa in 2018 as the region intensifies efforts to deepen economic integration and achieve sustainable development and stability. The region is s...
Global foreign direct investment slipped in 2017

Global foreign direct investment slipped in 2017

23 Jan 18  News
Promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) for development remains challenging as global flows in 2017 fall in contrast to other macroeconomic variables. Global flows of FDI fell b...
Women in Services Trade: Participation and Ownership, A Sub-Saharan African Focus

Women in Services Trade: Participation and Ownership, A Sub-Saharan African Focus

15 Dec 17  Publications
Trade in services makes an increasingly important contribution to economic growth, employment, and poverty reduction in countries across the globe. There is also mounting evidence ...
Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

15 Dec 17  News
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi says talk of inclusive e-commerce and development must go beyond words if developing countries are to reap the benefits. Hopes that Wo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets on MC11 dynamics, outcomes: @sdonnan: There’s an alternative narrative emerging this morning [Wednesday] at WTO MC11. Just had someone make case to me that we ar...
One Planet Summit: Finance commitments fire-up higher momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

One Planet Summit: Finance commitments fire-up higher momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

14 Dec 17  News
On 12 December at the One Planet Summit, the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Dec 17  News
ABCA call for papers: Examining the challenges and opportunities of firms’ productivity in Africa Consultancy opportunity: Develop a SADC trade development and trade promot...
Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – Deal or no deal?

Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – Deal or no deal?

13 Dec 17  News
On Monday at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference, the UNCTAD event on ‘Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG14’ provided a platform for discussion to give a deeper understandi...
Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women

Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women

13 Dec 17  News
For the first time in the history of the World Trade Organization, WTO members and observers have endorsed a collective initiative to increase the participation of women in trade. ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets: @AUC_MoussaFaki: #SDGsAfricaRoundtable: Leadership in Africa must speak, act local to galvanise intra-African trade, stronger political commitment to address the ...
Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

12 Dec 17  News
Without policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns. Without a renewed commitment to p...
Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

12 Dec 17  News
A 3% upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing in...
Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment: Strategic brief for trade ministers on creating an inclusive trade agenda

Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment: Strategic brief for trade ministers on creating an inclusive trade agenda

08 Dec 17  News
In July 2017, acknowledging the ongoing backlash surrounding the legitimacy of globalization, the Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment outlined for G20 leade...
Final Declaration of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit

Final Declaration of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit

07 Dec 17  News
Investing in Youth for Accelerated Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Declaration We, the Heads of State and Government of Member States of the African Union (AU) a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Dec 17  News
Anthony Carroll: Forging a new era in US-South African relations (Africa Center, Atlantic Council) This report assesses the potential role of the US in assuring South Africa’s p...
Taxes, debt and development: A one-percent rule to raise revenues in Africa

Taxes, debt and development: A one-percent rule to raise revenues in Africa

06 Dec 17  News
Tax revenues play a critical role for countries to create room in their budgets to increase spending on social services like health and education, and public investment. At a time...
Group of WTO Members: Time to focus on gender as critical inclusion issue

Group of WTO Members: Time to focus on gender as critical inclusion issue

06 Dec 17  News
A coalition of developed and developing economies is expected to unveil a declaration in Buenos Aires outlining several steps they plan to take over the coming two years towards in...
Ending child marriage could generate $3 billion in annual benefits for Uganda’s population by 2030

Ending child marriage could generate $3 billion in annual benefits for Uganda’s population by 2030

05 Dec 17  News
Ending child marriage today could generate $3 billion per year for Uganda by 2030, says a new report published by the World Bank. In contrast, the perpetuation of child marriage wo...

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