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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...
14th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Resource box

14th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Resource box

26 Jul 16  News
The fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17 to 22 July 2016. The theme of the event was Fr...
Speakers stress Development Cooperation Forum’s role in allowing for fresh policy perspectives

Speakers stress Development Cooperation Forum’s role in allowing for fresh policy perspectives

25 Jul 16  News
Ministerial Declaration pledges concrete action to implement 2030 Agenda The Development Cooperation Forum was a neutral and impartial space that allowed for fresh perspectiv...
Over 43 million Africans face extreme poverty due to climate change by 2030

Over 43 million Africans face extreme poverty due to climate change by 2030

29 Jun 16  News
The World Bank has warned that the current level of climate adaptation funding which is insufficient could trigger extreme poverty in Africa by 2030. Speaking during the Africa Ca...
Trade in transforming our world: Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Trade in transforming our world: Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

07 Jun 16  News
Trade and trade policy are central to transforming our world, the objective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Trade can make a crucial contribution to sustainable de...
China and UK partner with ITC to promote investment-led exports and growth in Africa

China and UK partner with ITC to promote investment-led exports and growth in Africa

01 Jun 16  News
Chinese companies are set to scale up their investments on the African continent and play a bigger part in helping Africa achieve higher and more sustained economic growth. This w...
Women’s economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting

Women’s economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting

30 May 16  News
An expert meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women was held by the Trade, Gender and Development Unit on 23 and 24 May 2016 to promote a better understandin...
President Adesina shares AfDB’s new transformation agenda as Annual Meetings open in Lusaka

President Adesina shares AfDB’s new transformation agenda as Annual Meetings open in Lusaka

25 May 16  News
“Africa must think big, act big and deliver big. We must never show low ambitions for Africa,” African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina said on Tuesday, May 24...
World Bank Botswana Country Partnership Framework 2016-20

World Bank Botswana Country Partnership Framework 2016-20

24 May 16  News
This document details the scope and the main elements of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) with the Republic of Botswana for FY16-20. The previous Country Partnership Strate...

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