Sustainable Development in Africa and the role of the G-20

Authors: Catherine Grant Makokera and Faith Tigere The Group of Twenty (G-20) remains the premier forum for international cooperation on global economic governance and finance. Representing a large chunk of the global economy (86%) and world trade (78%), it is...

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Why Regional Agreements Matter for Exporters

As the multilateral trading system has slowed down its progress in developing new rules, there has been a surge in negotiations of bilateral and regional trade agreements. African countries are no exception and South African trade negotiators have been...

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Exporting in Sub-Saharan Africa – Worth the Effort?

Authors: Peter Draper and Lesley Wentworth The ‘Africa Rising’ phenomenon – part myth, part marketing campaign – has faded along with the hype of the commodities super-cycle, which had been pivotal in raising growth rates, FDI inflows and exports in Sub-Saharan...

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Can Davos stop the spiral of protectionism?

Authors: Andreas Freytag, Matthias Bauer und Philipp Lamprecht Last week, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) took place in Davos under the theme: “Creating a shared future in a fractured world”. Several thousand decision-makers gathered to discuss...

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What to expect from the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires?

|Blog by: Andreas Freytag, Philipp Lamprecht and Matthias Bauer Buenos Aires is going to host this year’s Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Commencing next Sunday, the 11th Ministerial does not come with a lot of fuss. The WTO has, at...

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African Agency in Global Governance: Reflections from a Chatham House London Conference

I had the privilege of attending the Annual Chatham House London Conference from the 23-24th of October 2017. This particular conference was supposed to have been held in early June. However, it had to be postponed owing to Brexit....

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