The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme engages with key stakeholders, to ensure that African views are included in our research and that our findings are widely disseminated and discussed. Our events include scoping workshops with African policy makers, business representatives and multilateral institutions, study groups to consult on policy recommendations and positions and representation, and media activities around GEG fora such as BRICS and G20 summits.
Consultative Workshop on Market Access Concessions on Trade in Goods for CEN-SAD, ECCAS, ECOWAS and UMA Member States, 9-13 July 2018
The summit considered progress on the implementation of the Ministerial Work Programme. The key activities and focus areas of the Work Programme include the review and development of a suitable architecture on tariff-setting and application of tariffs, rebates, refunds or duty drawbacks and trade remedies as well as the development of public policy interventions to promote industrial development and value chains.
“Firms, workers and disruptive technologies – ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth”; this will also be an opportunity to assess the extent to which the forum has helped uncover the factors behind the productivity slowdown.
On the margins of the World Customs Organisation…
The OECD will release its latest analytical work on trade facilitation. Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy presents key findings on the state of trade facilitation reforms around the world, and shows why and how trade facilitation can contribute to lowering trade costs and increasing economic well-being.
Case Studies on the Linkages to the Development of Trade Corridors and Regional Value Chains in SADC Beitbridge and Chirundu Borders
The 2018 Global Forum, launched in 2013 to strengthen the international dialogue on responsible business conduct, brought together government officials, business leaders and civil society representatives to examine and exchange views on how business could do good while doing no harm, and so contribute to sustainable development.
With the theme “Examining the challenges and opportunities of firms’ productivity in Africa”, the conference covered topics pertinent to firms in sub-Saharan Africa. It was organised by the World Bank Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.
Governments and international organisations, the private sector and academics meet with the aim of fostering trade action in least developed countries and building deeper collaboration and commitment to integrate such nations into global and regional trade. Progress over the past decade will be discussed, with a view to determining what more is needed and to obtaining new commitments by LDC leaders to use trade to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The GEGAfrica project has been funded by UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.