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GEGAfrica Discussions

  • Researcher, Global Economic Governance Africa 2016
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    Researcher, Global Economic Governance Africa 2016 SAIIA, DNA Economics and Tutwa Consulting are extremely pleased to be starting a new project on Global Economic Governance and Africa, the second phase of a project SAIIA ran from 2012-2015. The project is hiring a researcher.
  • Global Economic Governance Africa is entering Phase 2
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    Global Economic Governance Africa is entering Phase 2 SAIIA, DNA Economics and Tutwa Consulting are extremely pleased to be starting a new project on Global Economic Governance and Africa, the second phase of the project SAIIA ran from 2012-2015.
  • WTO Project: Restoring Multilateral Trade Co-operation
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    WTO Project: Restoring Multilateral Trade Co-operation A new project, coordinated by SAIIA, is exploring how multilateral trade negotiations can be revitalised to overcome both existing and emerging challenges.
  • Involving the private sector in financing infrastructure for development
    Involving the private sector in financing infrastructure for development The International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-15 July 2015 brought together world leaders to assess progress on the implementation of the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development. The goal of the Monterrey Consensus, endorsed at Doha, was ‘to eradicate poverty, achieve sustained economic growth and promote sustainable development as the World advances to a fully inclusive and equitable…
  • Financing for development: Resources
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    Financing for development: Resources Last week, at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa, the 193 UN Member States agreed on a series of measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of development challenges.
  • South Africa needs a concrete BRICS strategy
    South Africa needs a concrete BRICS strategy Heads of state of the BRICS countries will gather in Ufa, Russia, this week for the grouping’s seventh summit, which comes at a particularly challenging time for Russian diplomacy. Precipitated by the conflict in Ukraine, Russia is barred from Group of Seven/Group of Eight processes and increasingly estranged from the West.
  • BRICS Materials 2015
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    BRICS Materials 2015 Leaders from the BRICS countries - Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa - will meet on 8-9 July 2015 in the Russian city of Ufa. Many key developments are expected to arise from the Summit, which takes place as Russia’s relationship with the United States and its European allies worsens, while its ties to BRICS appear to have become closer.
  • The BRICS Academic Forum: A preview of issues for the 2015 BRICS Summit
    The BRICS Academic Forum: A preview of issues for the 2015 BRICS Summit Some five weeks ago I attended the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Academic Forum in Moscow as part of the South African delegation. The discussions held there provide interesting insights into the future direction of the BRICS group.
  • Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics?
    Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics? After a late flurry of additions to the founding membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), attention now turns to setting the China-led AIIB’s rules and regulations. But important questions remain – most important, whether the AIIB is a potential rival or a welcome complement to existing multilateral financial institutions like the World Bank.

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