Lily Sommer

Trade Policy Fellow, ECA

Lily Sommer is a Trade Policy Fellow at the African Trade Policy Centre at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to joining ECA, Ms. Sommer spent three years working as a Senior Economist in the Macroeconomic Policy Department at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Kampala, Uganda. Ms. Sommer holds a BA Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bridges news

11 June 2018
Comment les pays africains peuvent-ils tirer parti de la Zone de libre-échange continentale pour s’attaquer aux défis relatifs au commerce transfrontalier informel et exploiter le potentiel de ce commerce en matière de revenus, de création d’emplois, de transformation structurelle et de sécurité...
5 June 2018
How can African countries use the African Continental Free Trade Area to overcome the existing challenges to informal cross-border trade and harness the potential of such trade to support income generation, job creation, structural transformation, and food security on the continent? Informal cross-...
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...