Tag: Trade in services

EAC greener pasture countries for highly skilled Kenyans

EAC greener pasture countries for highly skilled Kenyans

06 Jun 18  News
Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are the key destinations for high-skilled Kenyan migrants, attracted by opportunities in financial, IT, engineering and hospitality sectors, a new UN re...
Creating a better global trade system

Creating a better global trade system

31 May 18  News
Recent news on global trade has tended to focus on protectionist measures and diplomatic tensions. These challenges have raised concerns over growth and jobs across the world. Yet...
The Rising Potential of e-Commerce for Trade and Development in Africa

The Rising Potential of e-Commerce for Trade and Development in Africa

30 May 18  Publications
The world economy has changed at a faster pace in the last thirty years than at any time in history. The mid-1990s brought on the so-called ‘information age’ and the age of the...
Structural transformation and export diversification in Southern Africa

Structural transformation and export diversification in Southern Africa

18 May 18  News
What determines economic disparities among countries and how can we move forward to reduce these income gaps? The development economics literature has studied how countries get ri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 May 18  News
AUC holding workshop series to develop next phase of PIDA The Arab and the Maghreb Union and IGAD were the first of the eight RECs to kick-start a continental consultative process...
Ethiopia Economic Update: The inescapable manufacturing-services nexus

Ethiopia Economic Update: The inescapable manufacturing-services nexus

16 May 18  News
Services & Manufacturing Linkages: Exploring the Potential of Distribution Services This Ethiopia Economic Update focuses on the connection between services and manufacturing,...
Commissioner Albert Muchanga: “We are welcoming the concrete beginning of the journey to create one African market”

Commissioner Albert Muchanga: “We are welcoming the concrete beginning of the journey to create one African market”

11 May 18  News
Dedicated Session of the African Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (AfCFTA-NF) underway The Department of Trade and Industry is organizing the Dedicated Session of the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 May 18  News
Underway in Cape Town: tralac’s first training workshop for journalists who write on trade and integration matters. The workshop includes practical exercises, reviewing cas...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 May 18  News
Eckart Naumann: Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action – putting America first? (tralac) This paper includes an overview of the recently published trade policy agenda to pr...
Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

08 May 18  News
Experts met in Geneva from 7-8 May 2018 to examine how to facilitate and expand services trade to achieve the relevant Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda, with a f...
Manufacturing sector and Nigeria’s economic growth pattern

Manufacturing sector and Nigeria’s economic growth pattern

02 May 18  News
Redesigning Policy Intervention for Inclusive Growth Since the year 2000, Nigeria’s economic growth has not delivered significant poverty and unemployment reduction. While GDP g...
Financial inclusion on the rise, but gaps remain, Global Findex Database shows

Financial inclusion on the rise, but gaps remain, Global Findex Database shows

20 Apr 18  News
515 million adults have opened accounts since 2014 Financial inclusion is on the rise globally, accelerated by mobile phones and the internet, but gains have been uneven across co...
Air Freight Monthly Analysis – February 2018: Africa tops the international growth chart once again

Air Freight Monthly Analysis – February 2018: Africa tops the international growth chart once again

06 Apr 18  News
Strong start to 2018 for FTK growth, but upward trend has eased Demand for air freight has benefited in recent years from a stronger global trade backdrop, as well as an inventory...
Mauritius and China reiterate determination to consolidate economic and trade relations

Mauritius and China reiterate determination to consolidate economic and trade relations

04 Apr 18  News
Mauritius and China have reiterated their determination towards consolidating economic and trade relations by signing the agreed minutes pertaining to the first round of negotiatio...
Mauritius-China FTA to strengthen economic cooperation in various sectors

Mauritius-China FTA to strengthen economic cooperation in various sectors

03 Apr 18  News
The first round of negotiations on the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), kicked off yesterday at Maritim Resort & Spa, in Balaclava. The FTA aims at creating th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA special selection (2) Trade and development events to diarise: 2018 Spring Meetings of the IMF, WBG (16-22 April, Washington) 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governor...
Services and structural transformation for development

Services and structural transformation for development

27 Mar 18  News
This report contains papers and contributions delivered at the fifth session of UNCTAD’s multi-year expert meeting on trade, services and development: the role of the services ec...
Trade in services and the AfCFTA: No service is an island

Trade in services and the AfCFTA: No service is an island

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Coordinator (trade in services and regulation), discusses services trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area The contribution of the services...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
A gender responsive AfCFTA

A gender responsive AfCFTA

08 Mar 18  Blog
The African Union’s agenda 2063 includes bold aspirations and targets for gender parity. It states: Africa of 2063 will have full gender parity… the economic and political gla...