The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme is a policy research and stakeholder engagement programme
to strengthen the influence of pro-poor African coalitions at global economic governance fora.

Trade

The WTO has reached a critical impasse; the Doha Development Agenda has effectively come to an end and further progress at the multilateral level is not in sight. The ways in which the new mega-regional and plurilateral negotiations unfold will directly affect African regional development, and indirectly affect poor communities across the continent.

To participate meaningfully in negotiations, African trade policymakers need to understand the key issues and proposals at play. The GEG Africa programme will work with policymakers to research and articulate possible positions on priority policy issues that account for South African interests, those of other African countries, and the poor.

Event Info

  • Date Tuesday, 24 January 2017
  • Location Pretoria
Workshop: Making SACU Trade Better - The Role of a Regional Development Fund brought together various stakeholders from international and local spheres to discuss SACU trade.

Event Info

  • Date Thursday, 19 January 2017
  • Location Pretoria
Workshop on e-commerce in Africa: key policy issues and priority research questions brought together various stakeholders from international and local spheres to discuss the issues surrounding e-commerce in Africa.
Dear Editors and Journalists,
In the final quarter of 2016 South Africa participated in two critical global economic governance summits as the lone continental representative: the 11th G20 summit hosted by China and the 8th BRICS summit hosted by India.

Event Info

  • Date Wednesday, 26 October 2016
  • Location Pretoria
E-commerce has evolved the global trade landscape, opening up trade to online platforms and extending the reach to a larger connected global market. On 26 October 2016, GEG Africa hosted a study group, reaching out to key stakeholders involved in e-commerce trade and regulation. The discussions will enhance the recommendations in our upcoming Discussion Paper and Policy Brief.
Hot on the heels of the recent G20 Summit in China, the 8th BRICS Summit will be held on 15-16 October 2016 in Goa, India. When South Africa hosted the Summit in 2013, it emphasised that BRICS needed to be relevant to Africa’s development priorities. The ambitious intentions stated in the BRICS Summit Declarations and Action Plans need to translate into actions that deliver tangible outcomes. Therefore, what can the African continent expect to derive from this year’s BRICS Summit?
The 11th annual G-20 Summit took place in Hangzhou, China in September. The theme for China's presidency was, ‘Towards an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy’.
On 4-5 September, 2016, G-20 leaders will meet in Hangzhou, China. Global macroeconomic and financial developments traditionally dominate the agenda. The global economy remains mired in the economic doldrums, so this year there will be plenty to discuss. Brexit is likely to add further spice.
Dear Editors and Journalists,

Event Info

  • Date Monday, 23 May 2016
  • Location Pretoria
On 23 May 2016, the GEG Africa programme hosted a workshop on 'Global Value Chains and Small, Medium Enterprises: What Role for the G20?'

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