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Tag: Value Chains

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Jul 18  News
Updated: tralac’s AfCFTA Ratification Barometer UNU-WIDER has posted an early view of the forthcoming book Industries without Smoke-stacks: Industrialization in Africa reconside...
World Bank Group increases support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Group increases support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa

22 Jun 18  News
Titled “Supporting Africa’s Transformation”, the World Bank’s new Africa Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-FY23 will pr...
Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

15 Jun 18  News
With a share of global trade of less than 1%, fresh ideas are needed to bring the world’s poorest countries into the international trading system. Better trade that boosts prosp...
Promoting private sector development as a driver of regional integration in Southern Africa

Promoting private sector development as a driver of regional integration in Southern Africa

11 Jun 18  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Office for Southern Africa in collaboration with the African Union Southern Africa Regional Office (AU-SARO) and Africa Business Group (ABG...
UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
Foreign direct investment to Africa fell by 21% in 2017, says United Nations report

Foreign direct investment to Africa fell by 21% in 2017, says United Nations report

07 Jun 18  News
​Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to Africa slumped to $42 billion in 2017, a 21% decline from 2016, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2018. Weak oil...
OECD sees stronger world economy, but risks loom large

OECD sees stronger world economy, but risks loom large

31 May 18  News
The global economy is experiencing stronger growth, driven by a rebound in trade, higher investment and buoyant job creation, and supported by very accommodative monetary policy an...
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,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 May 18  News
Starting today, in Addis: Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Pointers: Agenda and programme, Side events, Documents. Highlighted docume...
Policy recommendations and options: Boosting trade and development by tackling Africa’s supply chain challenges

Policy recommendations and options: Boosting trade and development by tackling Africa’s supply chain challenges

11 May 18  News
Over the past 15 years, Africa has accounted for several of the fastest growing economies in the world. However, Africa overall accounts for just 2 percent of global trade. The Br...
Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

20 Apr 18  News
In response to the risks to growth presented by rising protectionism, leaders at the CHOGM today expressed their strong support for the multilateral trading system and adopted...
Exploring Malawi’s export potential

Exploring Malawi’s export potential

19 Apr 18  News
Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report that uncovers the country’s greatest untapped export potential in agro-processing. Thi...
African ports: Strengthening Africa’s gateways to trade

African ports: Strengthening Africa’s gateways to trade

13 Apr 18  News
Ports are a vital part of the supply chain in Africa with each port having a far-reaching hinterland often spanning a number of countries. Africa, despite its enormous size, still...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Apr 18  News
Towards a Mauritius-China FTA: trade negotiations begin (GoM) The first round of negotiations on the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement kicked off yesterday. The Head of the Mau...
Deepening Africa-India trade and investment partnership

Deepening Africa-India trade and investment partnership

29 Mar 18  News
Africa and India are increasingly becoming more prominent partners in each other’s trade with significant growth in the market shares of their respective imports and exports. The...
WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and Doing Business reforms: Are they related and how?

WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and Doing Business reforms: Are they related and how?

14 Mar 18  News
Small differences in the time and cost to trade can determine whether or not a country participates in global value chains. In this respect, the World Trade Organization’s ...
2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

07 Mar 18  News
Report of the Outgoing Chair (South Africa) The past year has been challenging for the SADC-ELS and equally the Troika. Our starting point was to examine and introduce new ways of...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 18  News
How Kenya’s famous roses almost missed Valentines Day – a stimulating twitter thread, by @MatinaStevis, of her Wall Street Journal article posted yesterday: “First things fi...
How can the CFTA help Africa respond to its economic transformation imperative?

How can the CFTA help Africa respond to its economic transformation imperative?

15 Feb 18  News
Despite the substantial growth of their economies over the last decades, many African countries are still struggling to transition to higher value-added economic activities. In a g...
Afreximbank urges use of factoring to expand Africa’s regional value chains

Afreximbank urges use of factoring to expand Africa’s regional value chains

15 Feb 18  News
African countries should take make use of factoring in order to take advantage of the opportunities for expanding the continent’s regional value chains, participants at a regiona...

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