9 results about DEVELOPMENT


Facilitating trade and building inclusive agricultural supply chains with blockchain

October 5, 2018

Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and smart contracts can be a key component of trade facilitation, bringing greater transparency, accountability, efficiency, and traceability to the excha... READ MORE


Small-Scale Cross-Border Trade in Africa: Why It Matters and How It Should Be Supported

June 5, 2018

Small-scale cross-border trade can play a fundamental role in contributing to poverty reduction and food security across Africa. How can it be supported to ensure that it delivers its full deve... READ MORE


Supporting Small-Scale Cross-Border Traders Across Africa

June 5, 2018

Small-scale cross-border trade – often referred to as informal cross-border trade – is a pervasive phenomenon in Africa. As such, it holds fundamental social and economic development im... READ MORE


How Can the CFTA Help Africa Respond to its Economic Transformation Imperative?

February 15, 2018

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 global trade c... READ MORE


Regional before global: A value chain approach to industrialisation in West Africa

November 22, 2016

Sustainable Development Goal 9 calls for a commitment to “build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.” Are regional value chains a relev... READ MORE


Could emerging economies accelerate regional integration in Africa?

September 15, 2016

As the regional integration agenda in Africa gains speed, is the economic engagement of emerging economies on the continent contributing to that agenda? If so, how? If not, can it be leveraged to c... READ MORE


Trade facilitation: a priority for the continent?

July 19, 2016

The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda recognises the important role that trade can play as a driver of sustainable and inclusive development. For this potential to materialise in Africa, however,... READ MORE


Logistics are key to realise Africa's economic potential, says FIATA

May 23, 2016

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA, in French: Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et Assimilés) released on 17 May 2016 a READ MORE


Mega-regional agreements and global trade governance: Ensuring openness and inclusiveness in an increasingly complex system

May 19, 2016

The key challenge for policymakers in international trade over the coming years will be to ensure that mega-regional and plurilateral agreements complement rather than undermine the multilateral tr... READ MORE