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Republic of Malawi Poverty Assessment

Republic of Malawi Poverty Assessment

05 Jun 17  News
Poverty and Shared Prosperity in Malawi, 2004-2010 Malawi’s monetary poverty is high and did not lessen in rural areas between 2004 and 2010. The over-representation of poverty ...
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...
UN poised to open summit on world’s oceans; outcome will ‘call for action’ on ocean health

UN poised to open summit on world’s oceans; outcome will ‘call for action’ on ocean health

05 Jun 17  News
Warming oceans, depleting sea life and plastic pollution are on the agenda for this week’s ocean summit at the United Nations, which will call for urgent action to improve the he...
Launch of Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5)

Launch of Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5)

02 Jun 17  News
Extracts from the Keynote Address by President Hage Geingob on the occasion of the launching of Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan, 31 May 2017 Development is often defin...
Increasing food production without damaging the environment

Increasing food production without damaging the environment

31 May 17  News
FAO Director-General addresses European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and ...
2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit: The Kigali Resolutions

2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit: The Kigali Resolutions

29 May 17  News
The 2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit was held in Kigali, Rwanda at Kigali, Serena Hotel on 23-25 May 2017. The Business summit was officially opened by Rt. Hon An...
The new self-financing Mechanism of the African Union: Can the proposed AU levy be a step towards financial independence?

The new self-financing Mechanism of the African Union: Can the proposed AU levy be a step towards financial independence?

25 May 17  Discussion
In recognition of Africa Day 2017, Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the significant recent decision by the AU to adopt a new self-funding mechanism Introduction The...
Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

25 May 17  News
FAO study offers policy guidance for linking half of all cross-border trade to development goals Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving liveli...
Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

25 May 17  News
In 2016, Africa as a whole maintained its position as the world’s second-fastest growing economies behind South Asia, according to data released during the Financial Present...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 May 17  News
Selected highlights from the AfDB Annual Meeting in Ahmedabad: Akinwumi Adesina’s keynote speech, commentary by Pankaj Patel (FICCI president), AfDB, IFC to promote investm...
AfDB Annual Meetings open in Ahmedabad: Deliberations underscore win-win Africa-India cooperation

AfDB Annual Meetings open in Ahmedabad: Deliberations underscore win-win Africa-India cooperation

24 May 17  News
The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 43rd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund ...
Overfishing destroying livelihoods

Overfishing destroying livelihoods

24 May 17  News
African waters are powerful magnets for illegal and unregulated foreign fishing operations It was midnight on 14 December 2016, when five fishermen in Tombo village near Freetown ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 May 17  News
Selected trade and development event pointers: 7th SADC River Basin Organisation officials’ workshop (22-24 May, Johannesburg) UNCTAD/DTI regional seminar: Bankable Sustainable...
UN forum aims to ensure ‘promises made are promises kept’ on financing for development

UN forum aims to ensure ‘promises made are promises kept’ on financing for development

23 May 17  News
Promises made for financing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals must be promises kept, speakers said yesterday at the opening of a United Nations forum. “The...
UNDP Africa presents its latest knowledge products to the African Group of Ambassadors to the UN

UNDP Africa presents its latest knowledge products to the African Group of Ambassadors to the UN

23 May 17  News
UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa convened a high level event hosted by the African Union Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Billed as a k...
Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

23 May 17  News
Degol Hailu and Chinpihoi Kipgen of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently introduced the Extractives Dependence Index (EDI) to measure a country’s dependence o...
Nigeria faces prospects of fragile economic recovery in 2017

Nigeria faces prospects of fragile economic recovery in 2017

22 May 17  News
Nigeria can build on the oil-driven economic recovery anticipated for it in 2017 by strengthening its macroeconomic policy framework and implementing the structural reforms needed ...
Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development officially kicks off in Addis Ababa

Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development officially kicks off in Addis Ababa

19 May 17  News
The 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) officially kicked-off in Addis Ababa on 17 May with Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 May 17  News
Zimbabwe’s former Economic Planning and Investment Promotion minister, Tapiwa Mashakada (MDC-T), has been elected the new chairperson of PAP’s Committee on Trade, Customs and I...
Infrastructure tops agenda as AfDB, India work towards a ‘more robust Africa’

Infrastructure tops agenda as AfDB, India work towards a ‘more robust Africa’

15 May 17  News
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is looking to strengthening its relationship with India as part of its larger agenda for a ‘a more robust Africa’. Motivated by the success...

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