David Luke

Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

David Luke is Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. He previously taught at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, served as Chief of Trade Section at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Senior Economist at the African Union Geneva Office and UNDP Trade Adviser in Southern Africa and in Geneva. He holds bachelor and masters degrees from the London School of Economics and a doctorate from the London School of Oriental and African Studies. He was written widely on trade and development.

 

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10 July 2017
Face au bilan de l’aide pour le commerce en Afrique au cours de ces dix dernières années, comment peut-on mieux cibler cette aide au développement pour soutenir les aspirations du continent en matière de transformation structurelle, d’intégration régionale et de réduction de la pauvreté ? L’aide...
10 July 2017
Taking stock of aid for trade in Africa over the last decade, how can the targeting and delivery of this development assistance be improved to achieve the continent’s structural transformation, regional integration, and poverty reduction agendas? Aid for trade (AfT) is explicitly addressed in the...
26 October 2016
Comment les pays africains et la communauté internationale peuvent-ils surmonter les obstacles actuels au développement d’un commerce réduisant la pauvreté en vue d’assurer la réalisation des Objectifs de développement durable en Afrique ? À ce jour, la réduction de la pauvreté en Afrique s’avère...
18 October 2016
How can African countries and the international community overcome the existing challenges to building the poverty-reducing trade needed to meet the poverty-related Sustainable Development Goals in Africa? To date, Africa’s progress in poverty reduction has been disappointing. Africa is the only...
29 July 2015
Les négociations en vue d’établir une zone de libre-échange continentale en Afrique ont été lancées au mois de juin 2015. Quelles en sont les enjeux pour le commerce africain ? Le sommet de l’Union africaine (UA) qui s’est tenu le 15 juin à Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud, a formellement lancé les...
23 June 2015
What was agreed in the African Tripartite FTA deal signed on 10 June 2015? What were the main challenges in the negotiations? What are the prospects for the second phase? What are the implications for the CFTA negotiations which were launched on 15 June 2015 at the other end of the continent in...
23 June 2015
What are the prospects for the negotiations towards the establishment of Continental FTA in Africa? The African Union (AU) summit formally launched negotiations for a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) at its meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa on 15 June. The CFTA is a priority initiative under...