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UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

16 Jan 17  News
The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off yesterday in the South African city of Cape Town, bringing together more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countri...
Sustainable business can unlock at least US$12 trillion in new market value, and repair economic system

Sustainable business can unlock at least US$12 trillion in new market value, and repair economic system

16 Jan 17  News
New report shows next decade critical for companies to open 60 key market “hot spots,” tackle social, environmental challenges, and re-build trust with society More ...
UN World Data Forum set to kick off with ambitious agenda, launching innovative data solutions to improve lives

UN World Data Forum set to kick off with ambitious agenda, launching innovative data solutions to improve lives

13 Jan 17  News
The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January 2017, is set to kick off with an ambitious and innovative programme and ros...
Roads to stronger growth in low-income countries

Roads to stronger growth in low-income countries

13 Jan 17  News
Low-income countries should build more infrastructure to strengthen growth. A new IMF analysis looks at ways to overcome obstacles. The clock is now ticking on the 2030 Agend...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jan 17  News
The 2017 schedule of Trade Policy Reviews (including Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, WAEMU states) Business conditions of Japanese-affiliated companies in Africa: 2...
Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

11 Jan 17  News
2017 holds promise for Africa. Despite the troubles of 2016 – political turmoil in the Gambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, continuing violence in South Sudan and Nig...
Africa Resilience Forum: AfDB President lays out blueprint for dealing with fragility

Africa Resilience Forum: AfDB President lays out blueprint for dealing with fragility

11 Jan 17  News
Bank calls for innovative partnerships needed to deal with fragility African countries will need innovative partnerships and a mix of small-scale and big transformational projects...
On the structural transformation of rural Africa

On the structural transformation of rural Africa

11 Jan 17  News
From 2000 to 2014, per capita gross domestic product in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by almost 35 percent in real terms, doubling in some countries. Such progress happened while ag...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jan 17  News
Ahead of the AU Summit later this month: commentaries by two candidates for the position of African Union Commission Chairperson Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily: ‘Africa has no fu...
UN partners with Africa’s development agenda 2017-2027

UN partners with Africa’s development agenda 2017-2027

06 Jan 17  News
The then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Alpha Konare, Chairperson of the African Union Commission at that time, signed the Ten-Year Capacity Building Programm...
G20 policies and least developed countries’ export performance

G20 policies and least developed countries’ export performance

06 Jan 17  News
Key Indicators and Trends in Trade Policy 2016 – G20 policies and LDCs’ export performance During the last decade international trade has been characterized by a progress...
The WTO’s role in fisheries subsidies and its implications for Africa

The WTO’s role in fisheries subsidies and its implications for Africa

06 Jan 17  News
What should we expect from the current discussions on fisheries subsidies at the WTO? And what are the potential implications for African economies? Fisheries subsidies have been ...
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...

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