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Africa Regional Integration Index Report 2016

Published on July 22, 2016

Africa_Intergraton_Report_2016.PNGAfrica Regional Integration Index Report 2016 is a publication of African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).It is a source of quality data on regional integration that helps in assessing the level of integration for every Regional Economic Community, and their member countries. 

The report identifies particular strengths and gaps by looking at regional integration through five dimensions, and it provides a mechanism for monitoring progress over time. The five dimensions are, 1.) trade integration, 2.) productive integration, 3.) free movement of people, 4.) regional infrastructure, and 5.) financial & macroeconomic integration.

It is a useful tool in identification of solutions needed to bring the different regional and sub-regional development priorities to life and truly build an integrated Africa.

The World Investment Report 2016

Published on June 22, 2016

World_Investment_Report_2016.PNGThe World Investment Report 2016 is a publication of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It examines international production by multinational enterprises. It also details the ownership structures and control of affiliates of the said enterprises.

The report mainly focuses on how policymakers can distinguish between "domestic" and "foreign" companies in a globalized economy. It also provides a new framework for handling ownership issues in the investment policy-making process in the 21st century.

The publication is a useful resource in ensuring that policymakers are fully equipped with information regarding the ultimate origin of investors as required by most government policies. 

East Africa Community Vision 2050

Published on May 10, 2016

Vision_2050.PNGThe EAC Vision 2050 articulates the dreams and aspirations of the East African peoples and makes a commitment to what the EAC Secretariat and stakeholders will do to achieve these dreams. It follows closely on the development of the African Union Agenda 2063 which articulates the aspiration of all the people of the African continent.

Economic Survey 2016

Published on May 09, 2016

Economic_Survry_2016.PNGThe Economic Survey is an annual publication of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). It presents socio-economic highlights of the country’s economy for the last five years. The report forms an important source of input into the budgeting process, planning, monitoring and policy formulation processes.

Global Economic Prospects 2016

Published on May 05, 2016

Global_Economic_Prospect.PNGGlobal Economic Prospects 2016 a report published by the World Bank discusses current global and regional economic developments and prospects, analyzing key challenges and opportunities confronting developing countries.

East African Community Facts and Figures 2015

Published on May 03, 2016

EAC_Facts_and_Figures.PNGEast African Community Facts and Figures 2015. The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization of five Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

USAID|Rwanda Country Development Cooperation Strategy (2015-2019)

Published on February 08, 2016

USAID_COUNTRY_DEVELOPMENT_STRATEGY.JPGUSAID|Rwanda Country Development Cooperation Strategy (2015-2019). Rwanda represents an extraordinary opportunity for the United States Government (USG) to put its foreign policy priorities into practice by supporting a clear, reasoned and wholly country-owned development vision, in cooperation with a committed and disciplined partner-country government. It also represents a unique opportunity for USAID to operationalize its new strategies for delivering development assistance more efficiently, effectively and sustainably, through the application of aid effectiveness principles under the aegis of the USAID Forward initiative.

USAID Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response into Economic Growth Projects

Published on February 08, 2016

USAID_GBV.JPGThe Toolkit for Integrating Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response into Economic Growth and Trade Projects was prepared by Development and Training Services, Inc. (dTS) and is published by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It offers background and practical guidance to USAID staff on how to address gender-based violence (GBV) in economic growth and trade (hereafter “economic growth”) projects across the program cycle. The Toolkit covers four overarching themes: 1. How and why economic growth projects can play a critical role in addressing GBV 2. How GBV can affect and undermine the outcomes of economic growth projects 3. Different contexts to consider when integrating GBV prevention and response into economic growth projects 4. Practical ideas and strategies for integrating GBV prevention and response into economic growth projects.

Access and Opportunity: Gender and Trade in East Africa

Published on February 08, 2016

Trade_Mark_East_Africa.JPGAccess and Opportunity: Gender and Trade in East Africa. This inaugural issue of Gender and Trade in East Africa reaffirms TMEA’s commitment to gender in regional trade and regional integration. In this first issue, we focus on the different faces of women in trade. We present some of the specific results of our work in the voices of the women themselves. Women like Hope Mpangare, CEO of the Speranza Group in Rwanda (page 24). Hope is a member of the TMEA funded Traidlinks programme, which supported the expansion of her business into the export of juice products.

International Trade Statistics 2015

Published on January 04, 2016

international_trade_stastics.JPGInternational Trade Statistics 2015 is produced by the World Trade Organization on an annual basis to provide a comprehensive overview of world trade. This year’s edition provides data up to the end of 2014, covering trade in merchandise and commercial services as well as trade in global value chains.