Foreign direct investment in Africa : performance, challenges and responsibilities
This paper examines the performance, promotion, and prospects for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. Factors such as political and macroeconomic instability, low growth, weak infrastructure, poor governance, ...
Cancún and post-Cancún briefing papers on Africa and the Doha development agenda : the current state of play in the negotiations
The multilateral trading system embodied in the World Trade Organization has contributed significantly to economic growth, development and employment throughout the past fifty years, particularly in the light of the global ...
Unrestricted market access for sub-Saharan Africa: important benefits with little cost to the QUAD
The issue of unrestricted market access for sub-Saharan Africa has featured lately in the debate on overcoming Africa’s development challenges through trade, rather than aid. This paper assesses empirically the impact of ...
Trade liberalization and development : lessons for Africa
Th is paper argues that trade policies must be dynamic, adaptable, and diff erentiated between sectors and between the various segments of a given sector in order to contribute eff ectively to development eff orts. It ...
Economic and welfare impacts of the EU-Africa economic partnership agreements
Th e Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) between the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacifi c (ACP) countries is expected to succeed the expired Lomé Agreement. It envisages the signing of Economic Partnership ...
Can market access help African agriculture?
This paper examines the implications for African economies of the possible outcomes from the ongoing agriculture negotiations in the Doha Round. The paper defines scenarios that capture key elements of the modalities ...
Gender dimensions of cross border trade in the East African community : Kenya/Uganda and Rwanda/Burundi border
The main finding of the study is that informal cross border women traders across the region do not use available formal systems/structures for most of their transactions. This makes it difficult for regional trade policy ...
Fiscal implications of trade liberalization on African countries
This paper explores measures that countries can take to off set or reduce the negative impacts of trade liberalization on their fiscal positions with reference to empirical examples.
No need to reinvent the wheel : achieving aid for trade through the almaty programme of action
Many developing countries face supply-side constraints that severely limit their ability to benefit from the multilateral trading system. The situation of landlocked developing countries is of particular concern. Lack of ...