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 with the rank of a director at the Commission. He is responsible for leading ECA's research, policy advisory services, training and capacity development on inclusive trade policies and in particular the boosting intra-African trade and the continental free trade area initiatives. His portfolio also includes WTO, EPAs, Brexit, AGOA, Africa's trade with emerging economies, and trade and cross-cutting policy areas such as trade, industrialization and structural transformation, trade and gender, trade and public health and trade and climate change. Prior to joining ECA in 2014, he served as UNDP trade policy adviser in Southern Africa and Geneva and also as Senior Economist and Chief of Trade at the Organization for African Unity/African Union Commission, and as an Associate Professor  at Dalhousie University  in Halifax, Canada.  

 

Bridges news

28 September 2017
Comment garantir le succès de la Zone de libre-échange continentale? En vue de la publication imminente du Rapport sur l’état de l’intégration régionale en Afrique 2017, cet article en résume les messages et recommandations clés pour guider les négociateurs et les dirigeants africains dans la...
20 September 2017
How can African negotiators and policymakers ensure that the CFTA will be successful? With the imminent release of the latest edition in the Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report series, this article draws out key messages and recommendations to inform the design and implementation of a “...
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...