Tag: Sustainable development

Agriculture and commodities

Agriculture and commodities

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s work in this area examines Africa’s trade in agriculture and commodities and the emerging challenges and opportunities for sustainability resulting from changes in glo...
Trade and the environment

Trade and the environment

04 Jan 17  Themes
Trade is inextricably linked to the threat of climate change, one of the most urgent issues facing sustainable development. While growth in trade-related activities can contribute ...
“The Time for Action is upon us” – 2016 GFMD Civil Society Days Statement

“The Time for Action is upon us” – 2016 GFMD Civil Society Days Statement

14 Dec 16  News
Civil society leaders at global meeting call for justice, rights, partnerships and a Global Compact that brings real meaning to migrants’ lives More than 200 representative...
Sustainable development: EU sets out its priorities

Sustainable development: EU sets out its priorities

23 Nov 16  News
On Tuesday, 22 November, the European Commission set out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world. It also set out how it plan...
Nations take forward global climate action at 2016 UN Climate Conference

Nations take forward global climate action at 2016 UN Climate Conference

22 Nov 16  News
World leaders issue Marrakech Action Proclamation underlining ‘irreversible’ momentum Countries accelerated global climate action across a broad range of areas at the 2016 UN ...
On Africa Industrialization Day, Ban urges financing ‘engines of development’ to realize continent’s potential

On Africa Industrialization Day, Ban urges financing ‘engines of development’ to realize continent’s potential

21 Nov 16  News
In his message on Africa Industrialization Day, United Nations Secretary-General has called on African countries to adopt policies that encourage growth of the private sector and f...
Natural disasters force 26 million people into poverty and cost $520bn in losses every year, new World Bank analysis finds

Natural disasters force 26 million people into poverty and cost $520bn in losses every year, new World Bank analysis finds

16 Nov 16  News
Human and economic costs of disasters underestimated by up to 60 percent The impact of extreme natural disasters is equivalent to a global $520 billion loss in annual consumption,...
New report tackles critical challenges in climate and disaster risk financing for Small Island Developing States

New report tackles critical challenges in climate and disaster risk financing for Small Island Developing States

11 Nov 16  News
A new report, Climate and Disaster Resilience Financing in Small Island States shows that, in spite of increasing climate risks, only 14 percent of development aid for vu...
Africa Climate Business Plan: Delivering on climate plan promises

Africa Climate Business Plan: Delivering on climate plan promises

09 Nov 16  News
Less than a year after the World Bank unveiled and began supporting implementation of its ambitious Africa Climate Business Plan (ACBP) during COP21 in Paris, African countrie...
Investment Policy Monitor: new laws, liberalizing measures, and international agreements

Investment Policy Monitor: new laws, liberalizing measures, and international agreements

08 Nov 16  News
Some 36 countries took 53 investment policy measures between 1 May 2016 and 15 October 2016, according to UNCTAD’s latest Investment Policy Monitor. The share of liberalization, ...
The Paris Agreement one year later – where are the Parties to Framework Convention on Climate Change?

The Paris Agreement one year later – where are the Parties to Framework Convention on Climate Change?

02 Nov 16  Publications
Much has been achieved in the relatively short span of time since the passing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. The speed at which Parties ratified their respective agreemen...
Updated macro poverty outlook for select sub-Saharan African countries

Updated macro poverty outlook for select sub-Saharan African countries

02 Nov 16  News
The Macro Poverty Outlook is jointly produced by the Poverty & Equity and Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management Global Practices of the World Bank. This semi-annual report, wh...
How can trade policy be used to transform African livelihoods?

How can trade policy be used to transform African livelihoods?

24 Oct 16  News
How can African countries and the international community overcome the existing challenges to building the poverty-reducing trade needed to meet the poverty-related Sustainable Dev...
The EU’s new offer to Africa

The EU’s new offer to Africa

29 Sep 16  News
The European Commission’s plan for a multi-billion African investment vehicle was one of few highlights in Jean-Claude Juncker’s often turgid state of the Union speech earlier ...
MDG Transition Report: Reliable statistics and integrated policy approach key to successful SDG and Agenda 2063 implementation

MDG Transition Report: Reliable statistics and integrated policy approach key to successful SDG and Agenda 2063 implementation

26 Sep 16  News
The 2016 Transition Report highlights the need for countries to strengthen capacities for evidence-based policy-making and to improve institutional coordination African countries ...
World leaders at UN summit adopt ‘bold’ plan to enhance protections for refugees and migrants

World leaders at UN summit adopt ‘bold’ plan to enhance protections for refugees and migrants

20 Sep 16  News
With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, world leaders came together at the United Nations on 19 September 2016 to adopt the New York D...
G20 Inclusive Business Report for the 2016 Summit

G20 Inclusive Business Report for the 2016 Summit

07 Sep 16  News
G20 Leaders welcome launch of platform on inclusive business Leaders at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China emphasized the need for sustainable and inclusive growth, and welcomed th...
Industrialization in Africa and least developed countries: A report to the G20 Development Working Group by UNIDO

Industrialization in Africa and least developed countries: A report to the G20 Development Working Group by UNIDO

06 Sep 16  News
In the run-up to the 11th G20 Summit taking place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, on 4 and 5 September, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) published a new...
In Nairobi Declaration, Japan and African nations vow to fight terrorism, stress rule-based maritime order

In Nairobi Declaration, Japan and African nations vow to fight terrorism, stress rule-based maritime order

29 Aug 16  News
Japanese and African leaders on Sunday pledged to fight terrorism and emphasized the importance of rules-based maritime order as they wrapped up a Japan-led international conferenc...
Poverty and inequality reduction has remained less responsive to growth successes across the continent, says AfDB African Development Report 2015

Poverty and inequality reduction has remained less responsive to growth successes across the continent, says AfDB African Development Report 2015

27 Jul 16  News
Growth-poverty and inequality nexus: overcoming barriers to sustainable development African economies have grown substantially over the past decade, but  poverty and inequali...