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CFTA, migration & illicit financial flows discussed in Songwe’s meeting with African Ambassadors

CFTA, migration & illicit financial flows discussed in Songwe’s meeting with African Ambassadors

28 Feb 18  News
Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Tuesday met with African Ambassadors in Ethiopia for their 19th quarterly briefing which touched on a number...
Zambia Ministry of Finance: Statement on the economy and on government reforms

Zambia Ministry of Finance: Statement on the economy and on government reforms

28 Feb 18  News
Delivered by Margaret Mwanakatwe, MP, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Zambia, in Lusaka on 21 February 2018 I wish to update the nation on the performance of the economy in...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Somalia

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Somalia

27 Feb 18  News
On February 21, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation with Somalia. Despite a severe drought and sporadic terrorist at...
2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

22 Feb 18  News
In the current economic climate, spending priorities and the sequencing of programme implementation are subject to a number of trade-offs. The focus of the 2018 Budget has solely b...
Tax body, civil society join hands to fight illicit financial flows

Tax body, civil society join hands to fight illicit financial flows

21 Feb 18  News
Civil society organisations have joined the campaign to end illegal financial flows in the country and Africa in general. The “Stop the Bleeding” campaign seeks to end illicit...
Collective action is key to defending trade, Geneva Dialogue hears

Collective action is key to defending trade, Geneva Dialogue hears

20 Feb 18  News
Challenges to the multilateral trading system can be met by collective institutions like UNCTAD defending trade’s power to pull more people out of poverty. The time has come to ...
Outcomes from National Planning Commission Strategy Session (Lekgotla) – Signalling a shift in gear

Outcomes from National Planning Commission Strategy Session (Lekgotla) – Signalling a shift in gear

14 Feb 18  News
Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation on outcomes from National Planning Commission Strategy Session The National Planning Commission (NPC) under the leadership of its...
Uncertainty in a Time of Hope: Interpreting the 2018 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Uncertainty in a Time of Hope: Interpreting the 2018 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

08 Feb 18  Publications
The themes chosen for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos-Klosters, Switzerland are sometimes rather different to the topics the world’s political and economic l...
A Letter to Mr. Ramaphosa: South Africa in Africa

A Letter to Mr. Ramaphosa: South Africa in Africa

02 Feb 18  Blog
The election of Mr. Ramaphosa as ANC leader has caused a flurry of optimistic expectations at home and abroad. South Africans (and others) are eager for good news. Mr. Zuma’s pre...
Kenya ranked 112 globally on key economic metrics

Kenya ranked 112 globally on key economic metrics

31 Jan 18  News
Kenya has been ranked 112 globally on macroeconomic stability, institutional strength, openness and human capital and remains behind 11 other African countries. Mauritius, Botswan...
30th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly concludes with remarkable decisions on 3 flagship projects of Agenda 2063

30th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly concludes with remarkable decisions on 3 flagship projects of Agenda 2063

30 Jan 18  News
A summary of key decisions The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit, holding on the theme, ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa...
African Union Heads of State and Government join forces to combat corruption in the continent

African Union Heads of State and Government join forces to combat corruption in the continent

29 Jan 18  News
Corruption is undoubtedly the most pressing governance and development challenge that most African countries are confronted with today. Corruption has debilitating and corrosive e...
In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade

In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade

26 Jan 18  News
UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General Isabelle Durant joins UN partners to pledge political and logistical support to formerly warring central African countries. Cross-border trade betw...
SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

25 Jan 18  News
An eventful year awaits southern Africa in 2018 as the region intensifies efforts to deepen economic integration and achieve sustainable development and stability. The region is s...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Arab Republic of Egypt

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Arab Republic of Egypt

24 Jan 18  News
Egypt: Time to entrench growth and make it more inclusive Egypt’s economy is recovering, supported by prudent macroeconomic policies and initial bold reforms aimed at addressing...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jan 18  News
What to look forward to, policy-wise, at the January 2018 AU Summit – which started today: a series of tweets by AUC Deputy Chairperson @AU_KwesiQuartey Call for applications: C...
Governance, democracy and business: Ouagadougou Declaration

Governance, democracy and business: Ouagadougou Declaration

22 Jan 18  News
CIPE, National Endowment for Democracy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launch joint initiative with Burkina Faso Government to bring about greater collaboration between government...
The task at hand as Kagame takes over African Union Chair

The task at hand as Kagame takes over African Union Chair

08 Jan 18  News
The 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2017, elected Rwanda to lead the Union for a period of one year, in 2018. ...
2017 in trade – green shoots in Africa?

2017 in trade – green shoots in Africa?

15 Dec 17  Blog
While globally protectionist sentiment and economic nationalism continue to rattle the multilateral trading system, here on the continent, even amongst serious political upheavals,...
Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

12 Dec 17  News
A 3% upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing in...

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