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Tag: Sustainable development

Least developed countries face challenges in funding sustainable development – UN report

Least developed countries face challenges in funding sustainable development – UN report

20 Jul 17  News
Lack of funding is among the biggest challenges for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) in their implementation of sustainable development targets, according to a Uni...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 17  News
East African Community legal notice: assorted Customs Union notices, related decisions (pdf, 30 June) East African Business Council: Annual Report 2016/2017 During the past year,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jul 17  News
From last week’s Kenya National Trade Week: the six trade policy documents (i) The National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic...
WCO welcomes 2017 G20’s recognition of its work on Illicit Financial Flows

WCO welcomes 2017 G20’s recognition of its work on Illicit Financial Flows

18 Jul 17  News
The G20 leaders recognize the work of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in combatting Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in documents agreed following the 2017 G20 Hamburg Summit. T...
Information and communication technologies heralded by UN chiefs as critical to fast-forward achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Information and communication technologies heralded by UN chiefs as critical to fast-forward achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

14 Jul 17  News
Information & communication technologies (ICTs) now form the backbone of today’s economies – providing individuals with access to such vitally important resources as employ...
Regional trade agreements, integration and development

Regional trade agreements, integration and development

12 Jul 17  News
Developing countries have become more active participants in regional trade agreements, which raise questions about how the benefits of integration are distributed. A key conc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jul 17  News
Posted: The Little Green Data Book 2017 (based on World Development Indicators 2017 and its online database) Underway, in New York: ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum review of 203...
OECD and FAO see slower growth in demand keeping world food prices low

OECD and FAO see slower growth in demand keeping world food prices low

11 Jul 17  News
Vegetable oils, sugar and dairy products are expected to be main provider of additional calories over next decade Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the...
Major leap for Africa at G20 summit

Major leap for Africa at G20 summit

10 Jul 17  News
The Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for global development, with significant benefits for the ...
Aid for trade in Africa: What are the strategic priorities?

Aid for trade in Africa: What are the strategic priorities?

10 Jul 17  News
Taking stock of aid for trade in Africa over the last decade, how can the targeting and delivery of this development assistance be improved to help achieve the continent’s struct...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jul 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: SACU, Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016 (and more) Concluding today, in Maputo: WIDER Developmen...
African tourists emerge as powerhouse for tourism on the continent, says UNCTAD report

African tourists emerge as powerhouse for tourism on the continent, says UNCTAD report

06 Jul 17  News
Four out of 10 international tourists in Africa come from the continent itself, according to the new UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative a...
Malawi: Economic Development Document

Malawi: Economic Development Document

06 Jul 17  News
Malawi faces various economic challenges including: low productivity; narrow and raw export base with high reliance on few commodities; lack of alternative energy sources; and poor...
New plan for Africa called ‘best EU initiative ever’

New plan for Africa called ‘best EU initiative ever’

06 Jul 17  News
Members of the European Parliament are expected to pass on Thursday, 6 July the new European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD), a key element to a plan to raise as ...
Joint ACP-UNCTAD Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking approved

Joint ACP-UNCTAD Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking approved

30 Jun 17  News
The Joint African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)-UNCTAD Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking were approved by the ACP Committee of Ambassadors meeting in Br...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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