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ECA develops toolkit to help member states integrate Agendas 2030 and 2063

ECA develops toolkit to help member states integrate Agendas 2030 and 2063

30 Jun 17  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is developing a toolkit that will help African countries develop an integrated approach in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Dev...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jun 17  News
Kenya: Draft Investment Policy (GoK) Up to now, Kenya has not had a single and clearly defined policy solely focusing on investment generation and retention. The Government of Ken...
Draft Kenya Investment Policy: Investment growth for sustainable development

Draft Kenya Investment Policy: Investment growth for sustainable development

26 Jun 17  News
Through the leadership of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives (MITC), an inter-ministerial task force has developed a draft Kenya Investment Policy. The policy is...
Businesses breaking the cycle of poverty in Kenya

Businesses breaking the cycle of poverty in Kenya

26 Jun 17  News
How private sector can help achieve Sustainable Development Goals across the country With almost half of all Kenyans living below the poverty line, efforts to tackle poverty and i...
Urgent policies required for inclusive tourism growth, intra-Africa trade and visa openness, says Africa Tourism Monitor

Urgent policies required for inclusive tourism growth, intra-Africa trade and visa openness, says Africa Tourism Monitor

21 Jun 17  News
More than ever before, African countries need to craft economic and trade policies that will foster inclusive and green tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, and contribute to visa o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jun 17  News
CFTA negotiations: The 3rd Meeting of the African Ministers of Trade began today in Niamey, Niger. It concludes tomorrow. Featured visualisation: Market potential of West African ...
Migrants send home 51 per cent more money than a decade ago lifting millions out of poverty, says new report

Migrants send home 51 per cent more money than a decade ago lifting millions out of poverty, says new report

15 Jun 17  News
The amount of money migrants send to their families in developing countries has risen by 51 per cent over the past decade – far greater than the 28 per cent increase in...
AfDB Group’s Strategy for the New Deal on Energy for Africa 2016-2025

AfDB Group’s Strategy for the New Deal on Energy for Africa 2016-2025

15 Jun 17  News
Energy – its availability, reliability, affordability and sustainability – is critical for Africa’s transformation. Modern energy services enable economic growth and have a c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Jun 17  News
Underway, in Berlin: inaugural ITC/ATI Tax and Development conference, hosted by Germany as part of its G20 Presidency Related, recent African conference outcomes on illicit finan...
Vision Document for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor: Partnership for Sustainable and Innovative Development

Vision Document for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor: Partnership for Sustainable and Innovative Development

14 Jun 17  News
The idea of Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) emerged in the joint declaration issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in November 2016. The AAGC will...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jun 17  News
Featured tweet, @AfricaSweMFA: 26 countries represented at the Nordic-African FM meeting in Nigeria [this weekend]. Great discussions on peace and security, trade and gender equali...
Uganda: Background to the Budget 2017-18

Uganda: Background to the Budget 2017-18

09 Jun 17  News
Industrialisation for Job Creation and Shared Prosperity Introduction The Budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18 is themed: “Industrialisation for Job Creation and Shared Prosperity”...
The significance of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

The significance of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

07 Jun 17  Publications
The Paris Agreement is an international deal between 195 participating countries to gradually decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions directly linked to climate change. It aspires ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 17  News
A strong set of event pointers, launches introduces today’s news selection: Today, is African Border Day: a message from AUC Peace and Security Commissioner, Ambassador Smail Ch...
The clock is ticking for World leaders to generate wealth from sustainable fisheries

The clock is ticking for World leaders to generate wealth from sustainable fisheries

07 Jun 17  News
UNCTAD will organize an event themed “Enhancing trade opportunities for Least Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States through the fisheries sector” to address c...
High Level Panel on Migration in Africa launched with Liberia’s Sirleaf as chair

High Level Panel on Migration in Africa launched with Liberia’s Sirleaf as chair

07 Jun 17  News
“Just last week, some forty young men and women died of thirst in the Sahara Desert, while trying to reach Europe. More than a thousand have perished in the Mediterranean Sea sin...
UNCTAD and other global influencers gather to discuss eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies at UN Ocean Conference

UNCTAD and other global influencers gather to discuss eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies at UN Ocean Conference

07 Jun 17  News
UNCTAD at the Oceans Conference is working towards a call for action on a binding global agreement to end certain forms of fisheries subsidies Why are fishery subsidies so harmful...
ILO head calls for the much needed greening of the world of work

ILO head calls for the much needed greening of the world of work

06 Jun 17  News
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, has told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference to build governance that makes migration safe, orderly, and regular. The Di...
The potential of the blue economy: Increasing long-term benefits of the sustainable use of marine resources for SIDS and coastal LDCs

The potential of the blue economy: Increasing long-term benefits of the sustainable use of marine resources for SIDS and coastal LDCs

06 Jun 17  News
Humanity’s relationship with the oceans, and how people use and exploit their resources, is evolving in important ways. While the oceans are increasingly becoming a source of fo...
Greening Africa’s cities to protect people and growth

Greening Africa’s cities to protect people and growth

05 Jun 17  News
A fast urbanizing Africa is rapidly degrading the environmental assets of its cities. Protecting those assets can increase the productivity and livability of these cities, improve...

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