Trade as a tool to achieve the SDGs in Africa

Volume
5,
Number
8
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18 October 2016
18 October 2016
In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets. This ambitious new global development programme provides a broad framework that will guide international development efforts for...
18 October 2016
How is trade treated in the SDG framework, and what are possible avenues through which trade governance reforms could help advance the goals and targets embedded in the 2030 Agenda? In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of 17...
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...
18 October 2016
At the UN General Assembly last month, world leaders reiterated their commitment to the 2030 Agenda – including commitments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on ending hunger and malnutrition. How can policies on trade and markets now help to achieve these objectives? The 2030 Agenda for...
18 October 2016
Energy plays a central role in modern economies. Addressing challenges hindering energy security in Eastern Africa is a crucial first step in the achievement of the SDGs in the region. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 demonstrates the global political...
18 October 2016
One of the challenges hindering the implementation of Africa’s regional integration agenda has been the lack of an effective monitoring mechanism. How can the Africa Regional Integration Index help filling that gap? Africa’s integration agenda, laid down in documents such as the African Union’s (AU...
18 October 2016
More work ahead for CFTA negotiators as third round concludes African negotiators gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 3-5 October continued their discussions towards the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) at the third meeting of the CFTA Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF), addressing...
18 October 2016
Trade, Food Security, and the 2030 Agenda – ICTSD – October 2016 The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets a ground-breaking new commitment for all countries: to end hunger and “all forms of malnutrition” by 2030, including undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies, and overnutrition...