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Trade and Development Report 2016

Published on October 13, 2016

Capture.PNGTrade and Development Report 2016: Structural Transformation for Inclusive and Sustained Growth is a publication of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It reviews the recent trends in the global economy, and focuses on the policies needed to foster structural transformation.

The report also observes that global economic growth is weak, growing at a rate below 2.5 per cent, and global trade has slowed down dramatically to around 1.5 per cent in 2015 and 2016, compared to 7 per cent before the crisis.

It also identifies some of the critical issues that need to be addressed in order to set in place structural transformation processes.Generally, the report emphasizes on the need for countries to adjust their policy strategies in order to advance structural transformation.

The World Trade Report 2016

Published on September 29, 2016

Capture.PNGThe World Trade Report 2016 is a publication of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It examines the participation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in international trade. In particular, it explains how the international trade landscape is changing for SMEs, as well as, where new opportunities are opening up and old challenges remain.

The report also details what the multilateral trading system does, and can do to encourage more widespread, and inclusive SME participation in global markets.

It is a useful resource in enhancing deeper understanding of trends in trade, trade policy issues and the multilateral trading system.

Trade Africa Annual Report 2016

Published on September 22, 2016

Trade_Africa.PNGThis Annual Report 2016 is a publication of Trade Africa. It highlights the progress made by Trade Africa is spurring investment and driving greater use of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). It also outlines the U.S. Government’s programs that supports the achievements made this far, as well as the strategies in place to expand and accelerate more results and impact.

The report further discusses how Trade Africa is committed to fulfilling the vision of unleashing Africa’s economic growth potential, and details the importance of expanding trade with and within Africa.

Kenya Economic Report 2016

Published on August 04, 2016

Kenya_Economic_Report.PNGKenya Economic Report 2016 is a publication of Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). It gives an analysis of Kenya’s recent macroeconomic performance, governance and social-economic performance. While the economy has recorded improved macroeconomic stability, the report underscores the need for fiscal prudence, sustained investment in infrastructure, improved business environment and stability.

The report also discusses key underlying policy issues in agriculture, extractives sector, tourism, manufacturing, micro and small enterprises, trade, financial services, building and construction, as well as information and communication technology. Generally, the report focuses on decentralization, and advocates for building on the gains already made at the county level, such as functional allocation of resources among others. 

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.