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Transforming agriculture through the establishment of regional value chains in Africa

Transforming agriculture through the establishment of regional value chains in Africa

08 Feb 17  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses how regional agricultural value chains can help drive economic transformation in Africa Agriculture currently offers the greatest potenti...
Trade has been a global force for less poverty and higher incomes

Trade has been a global force for less poverty and higher incomes

03 Feb 17  News
In the ongoing debate about the benefits of trade, we must not lose sight of a vital fact. Trade and global integration have raised incomes across the world, while dramatically cut...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Mauritius: ‘Cross-border banking and regulatory reforms: implications for Africa from international experience’ Call for papers: ‘Public economics for dev...
Financial institutions worth $6.6 trillion set standards for financing sustainable development

Financial institutions worth $6.6 trillion set standards for financing sustainable development

01 Feb 17  News
Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totaling $6.6 trillion in assets, launched the Principles for Positive Impact Finance on 30 January 2017 – a first of its kind set o...
Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

31 Jan 17  News
The Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting convened in Addis Ababa to prepare for the upcoming 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) concluded succe...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 17  News
A Daily Nation primer for today’s AU Heads of State Summit: The schedule and what to expect in Addis Ababa Assembly of Heads of State: remarks by Chairperson of the African Unio...
Becoming the champion: Uganda’s development challenge

Becoming the champion: Uganda’s development challenge

30 Jan 17  News
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, in a public lecture on 27 January 2017 in Kampala, said that Uganda needs more infrastructure investment. “Under-developed infrastructure is ...
Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

30 Jan 17  News
Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the l...
Billions needed to eradicate poverty and hunger – IFAD conference looks for new ways of financing

Billions needed to eradicate poverty and hunger – IFAD conference looks for new ways of financing

27 Jan 17  News
The world needs to take urgent action to mobilise the estimated US$265 billion a year needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger by 203...
G-20 Agriculture Ministers agree to improve food, water sustainability

G-20 Agriculture Ministers agree to improve food, water sustainability

27 Jan 17  News
Against a backdrop of growing international tension over trade, agriculture ministers from the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies agreed to improve the sustain...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jan 17  News
AU Summit briefings today in Addis: Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime (Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture): Strengthening mutual accountability to achieve CAADP/Malabo go...
Western Indian Ocean valued at US$333.8 billion but at a crossroads

Western Indian Ocean valued at US$333.8 billion but at a crossroads

26 Jan 17  News
A groundbreaking new report, Reviving the Western Indian Ocean Economy: Actions for a Sustainable Future, finds the ocean assets of the Western Indian Ocean region are valued ...
UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

23 Jan 17  News
Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity, facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural age...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jan 17  News
Profiled, forthcoming events: Regional trade in Africa: drivers, trends and opportunities (3 February, ACP Secretariat, Brussels); 2017 African Economic Platform (20-22 March, Maur...
UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data

UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data

19 Jan 17  News
The inaugural United Nations (UN) World Data Forum concluded on Wednesday with the launch of a global plan for better data to improve people’s lives, and new ideas and solutions ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jan 17  News
Europe readies its ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa (Politico) If Europe wants to tackle the root causes of the migration crisis, the head of the European Investment Bank says it mu...
At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

18 Jan 17  News
With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever ...
UNCTAD Briefing on the United Nations high-level Oceans Conference 2017: The trade and development perspective

UNCTAD Briefing on the United Nations high-level Oceans Conference 2017: The trade and development perspective

17 Jan 17  News
Message from Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Secretary-General of the Ocean Conference I wish to thank UNCTAD for organizing the briefin...
UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

17 Jan 17  News
With the statistical community facing myriad challenges as countries begin to implement the new 15-year global plan for sustainable development, it is imperative to modernize, impr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Jan 17  News
The 7th meeting of Continental Free Trade Area Continental Task force took place last week in Nairobi Mr Nadir Merah, Acting Director and Head of Trade Division of the Department ...

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