Special issue - African development: The role of traditional and emerging players reconsidered

Volume
10,
Number
3
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6 May 2011
6 May 2011
The growing engagement of emerging economies, notably China, India and Brazil (CIB), in Africa is changing the landscape for development bringing significant new opportunities for Africa: Directly, via growing investment, large volumes of development finance and new trade prospects, and indirectly...
6 May 2011
The European Commission is preparing a new Trade and Development Communication The European Commission plans to publish before the end of 2011 a new Communication on Trade and Development. The new communication will identify how future EU trade policy will integrate the particular developmental...
6 May 2011
The importance of emerging economies (EMEs) is growing on all levels. Their impact on other developing countries is increasing rapidly, both directly through assistance and loans and indirectly through trade and investment. With multiple high-level events coming up, 2011 is a key year for...
6 May 2011
Economic development tactics pursued by emerging players - particularly China - in Africa are generally viewed with suspicion in the United States. This suspicion has not, however, spurred U.S. policymakers to design a strategy to either engage or confront these players. Analysis and discussion is...
6 May 2011
The financial and economic crisis along with the new growth poles in the developing world - China, India and Brazil, as well as Turkey, the Gulf countries and South Korea to name a few - are creating new opportunities for African countries in their relations with external partners. The involvement...
6 May 2011
Over recent decades, most Western companies have been looking at and then moving to emerging economies where business is perceived to be more profitable and less risky than investing in Africa. China, on the contrary, have and will continue to investing in Africa, against the background of closer...
6 May 2011
Following the Chinese government's announcement in 2006 that it would support the establishment of economic and trade cooperation zones abroad as part of its ‘Going Global' strategy, many African countries expressed interest in hosting such zones, but ultimately only six countries were selected...
6 May 2011
The recent growth of emerging economies, notably China, India and Brazil (CIB) is unlikely to be a short lived phenomenon. Because of their deep ties with CIB, some African countries have benefited from the unprecedented economic growth of emerging economies, leading to high expectations on the...
6 May 2011
The pace of progress in Africa has been slow when compared to its potential. Efforts both within the continent and outside have failed to produce the expected results. Recapturing some of the missed opportunities for growth and development in Africa will partly depend on the perception of the...
6 May 2011
With Easter looming, WTO members acknowledge "Huge gaps on Doha" Enthusiasm for the conclusion of a multilateral trade agreement by the end of the year is waning due to the inconclusiveness of ongoing bilateral and other discussions. Although the EU, Japan and Australia have expressed a positive...
6 May 2011
All-ACP level EPA discussions focus on flexibility in negotiations and rules of origin The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)-European Union (EU) Subcommittee on Trade Cooperation met in Brussels on 28 March. (1) The European Commission (EC) Co-Chair said that the EC was being more flexible in...
6 May 2011
May 2-5 Pacific Regional Market Access Workshop on EPA negotiations, Nadi, Fiji 9-13 UN LDC4 Summit, Istanbul, Turkey 11-19 24th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and 21st Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Budapest 13 EU trade ministers council meeting, Brussels, Belgium...
6 May 2011
May 2 Committee on safeguards 2 Council for trade in services 2 Working party on the accession of Vanuatu 3 Committee on subsidies and countervailing measures 4-5 General Council 5 Committee on anti-dumping practices 5 Sub-committee on LDC 10 Sub committee on trade, debt and finance 12 Committee on...
6 May 2011
New studies: Market access for rice from US, Thailand and poultry from Brazil, Composite Index of Market Access, Agriculture Programme , ICTSD, www.ictsd.org New trends in EU development policy Reflections on the Green Paper on EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable...