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African governance progress lagging behind needs and expectations of growing population, finds 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

African governance progress lagging behind needs and expectations of growing population, finds 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

29 Oct 18  News
Despite strong GDP growth over the last 10 years, Africa has failed to generate economic opportunities for its booming youth population The 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governan...
Joint Communiqué of the Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform

Joint Communiqué of the Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform

26 Oct 18  News
DG Azevêdo welcomes commitment to strengthen the WTO Speaking at a gathering of ministers to discuss WTO reform, which was convened by the Canadian government in Ottawa on 25 Oct...
Brexit’s sober Lessons

Brexit’s sober Lessons

24 Oct 18  Blog
Had it not been for the crisp analysis (and ridicule at times[1]) by many reporting on the oversimplifications offered by those who see Brexit as an opportunity to restore national...
First Ordinary Session of the Fifth Pan-African Parliament kicks off with renewed call for stronger African integration

First Ordinary Session of the Fifth Pan-African Parliament kicks off with renewed call for stronger African integration

23 Oct 18  News
The first ordinary session of the fifth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament kicked off officially on Monday, 22 October 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Oct 18  News
Report of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance: Making the global financial system work for all The next decade is critical. We need substantially greater ...
Making the global financial system work for all

Making the global financial system work for all

16 Oct 18  News
We are at a critical juncture. Our fundamental challenge is to build a cooperative international order suited to the 21st century: one that delivers win-win outcomes for nations in...
A scoping study of illicit financial flows impacting Uganda

A scoping study of illicit financial flows impacting Uganda

16 Oct 18  News
Propensity for misinvoicing merits serious attention in Uganda, says new Global Financial Integrity study There are always political risk and capacity gaps in coordinating governm...
Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in Kenya

Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in Kenya

16 Oct 18  News
New study shows Kenya trade misinvoicing leads to significant revenue losses Analysis of trade misinvoicing in Kenya in 2013 shows that the potential loss of revenue to the govern...
The Dispute Settlement Mechanism under the African Continental Free Trade Area

The Dispute Settlement Mechanism under the African Continental Free Trade Area

01 Oct 18  Blog
African Governments do not litigate against each other in trade matters. Will it be different under the African Continental Free Trade Area? We do not know. What we do know is that...
WTO fundamentals are sound, but the architecture requires reform and modernisation for the 21st century global economy

WTO fundamentals are sound, but the architecture requires reform and modernisation for the 21st century global economy

01 Oct 18  News
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an indispensable multilateral institution. In its routine professional work, the organisation, staffed by top-class professionals, continues t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Sep 18  News
Women and African trade: A set of postings, complementing tralac’s recent newsletter on the same theme i) Why do gender issues matter in trade relations? How do trade policies...
The T20 presents its public policy recommendations to the G20

The T20 presents its public policy recommendations to the G20

18 Sep 18  News
The Think 20 came together in Buenos Aires on 17 and 18 September 2018 to convey its public policy recommendations to the Argentine G20 presidency. President Macri received th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Sep 18  News
In Washington, DC: IMF’s Christine Lagarde at the launch of a new book, Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish lin...
World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa

World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa

14 Sep 18  News
The average quality of policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa was broadly unchanged in 2017, according to the latest review by the World Bank. This is a shift from the det...
Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council kicks off at the African Union Headquarters

Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council kicks off at the African Union Headquarters

13 Sep 18  News
The Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council opened on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For two days, the Ministers of F...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Sep 18  News
PIDA Week 2018: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance (Nepad) The 2018 PIDA Week (29 October – 2 November, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) ...
2018 PIDA Week: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance

2018 PIDA Week: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance

12 Sep 18  News
PIDA Week 2018 is set to take place from 29 October to 2 November in Victoria Falls, hosted by the Government of Zimbabwe under the auspices of the Common Market for Eastern a...
AU, RECs coordination underpins successful implementation of ACFTA

AU, RECs coordination underpins successful implementation of ACFTA

11 Sep 18  News
Closer coordination between the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities underpins the successful implementation of both the Continental and the Tripartite Free Trade Ar...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Sep 18  News
Just released: Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor 2018 (ReSAKSS, AGRODEP, CTA) The report notes the European Union as the continent’s dominant trading partner, accounting for...
Political support more important than seeds, weather and soil in Africa’s agriculture progress, says new report

Political support more important than seeds, weather and soil in Africa’s agriculture progress, says new report

06 Sep 18  News
Ethiopia and Rwanda are emerging as models for pairing political will with government action to transform small, family farms into poverty-fighting powerhouses Most African countr...

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