Investing in Women along Agribusiness Value Chains is a publication of the International Finance Corporation. It calls on the private sector to invest in closing gaps between men and women in agribusiness.
The report also focuses on four different stages of a simplified value chain namely: input provision and use; production; post-harvest processing and storage and; transportation, marketing, and sales.
It is a useful report in helping companies to identify potential benefits from closing gender gaps by reviewing women’s contributions and constraints within each stage, outlining gender-smart solutions for the private sector, demonstrating the business rationale for making gender-smart investments, and presenting best practice case studies.
Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic Toolkit is a publication of the World Bank. It provides a framework and analytical instruments that can be used to undertake a systematic assessment of a country’s position, performance, and capabilities in export markets.
The toolkit also facilitates the identification of the main constraints to improved trade competitiveness and the policy responses to overcome these constraints.
It is a valuable resource for policy makers, practitioners, and analysts who are engaged in policy analysis related to trade, investment, and private sector development.
The Role of Financial Services in Society: Understanding the Impact of Technology-Enabled Innovation on Financial Stability
The Role of Financial Services in Society: Understanding the Impact of Technology-Enabled Innovation on Financial Stability is a publication of the World Economic Forum. It articulates key findings from a series of interviews and roundtables held with leaders from established and emerging providers of financial services, experts, and policymakers focused on technological transformation taking place in financial services.
The publication also summarizes key opportunities and challenges created by technology-enabled innovation, and proposes recommendations aimed at safeguarding financial stability and fostering innovation, for the public and private sectors to consider.
It is a useful resource for a range of senior stakeholders from across the financial sector including traditional financial institutions, financial policy-makers, academics, and civil society, as well as non-traditional actors such as technology companies and start-ups.
The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017 is a publication of the World Economic Forum. It seeks to improve our understanding of how countries can use a diverse spectrum of policy incentives, and institutional mechanisms to make economic growth more socially inclusive without dampening incentives to work, save and invest.
The report presents a new global index, the Inclusive Development Index (IDI), providing a richer and more distinct assessment of countries’ level of economic development than the conventional one based GPD per capita alone.
It also provides a policy framework showing the many factors that can drive a more inclusive growth process.
Global Economic Prospects 2017 is a publication of the World Bank Group. It examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on emerging market and developing countries, on a semiannual basis (in January and June).
The January edition includes in-depth analyses of topical policy challenges faced by these economies, while the June edition contains shorter analytical pieces.
Preparing for Sourcing at Magic Africa Pavilion is a presentation of the MAGIC show. It gives an introduction to U.S. sourcing markets, and highlights requirements for attendees in terms of their products messaging,documentation required, logistics and trade show etiquette.
The trade show is useful in establishing the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing.
This sample form shows details you need to provide when exporting under AGOA.
World Trade Statistical Review 2016 is a publication of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Its aim is to show the latest trends in world trade, and to improve understanding of global trade patterns.
The publication combines detailed statistics with an analytical review of trade data to enhance understanding of the latest developments in global trade.
It allows for quick highlights and analysis of latest trends which is of obvious benefit to policy makers, trade analysts and all those involved in world trade.
The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016 is a joint publication of the World Economic Forum and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation. It features the enabling trade index, which evaluates 136 economies based on their capacity to facilitate the flow of goods over borders and to their destination.
It goes beyond metrics related to border-crossing efficiency, and provides insight into other essential related components such as transportation, communications and IT infrastructure.
The report serves as a framework for meaningful public-private dialogue to ensure that governments, and the private sector work hand-in-hand to deliver trade facilitation reforms.