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Trade and economic recovery

Stay up to date with our events and commentary this week on trade and the economy recovery from Covid-19, with a focus on Africa.


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 - Expert Comment

Rethinking supply chains and trade architecture in South Asia

Amid geopolitical tensions and slowing growth in major advanced economies, India emerges as a bright spot for global growth and supply chain expansion. Neighbouring Bangladesh and Sri Lanka may also hold supply chain potential. By encouraging regional FDI from Indian businesses and improving South Asia’s trade architecture of FTAs and regional institutions, India can foster inclusive growth to its neighbours.

 - Expert Comment

China and global development: what to read in February 2024

Welcome to the first issue of our China and Global Development round-up for 2024. This month, I have hand-picked a selection of resources that explore China’s influence on the global stage, its role as an infrastructure financier, and trends in Chinese outward investment.

Written by Linda Calabrese

 - Expert Comment

Managing expectations, redefining success: trade and sustainability at the WTO Ministerial Conference

Despite rising urgency for climate action, MC13 is unlikely to yield immediate, binding agreements on trade and sustainability. Opposition from key members and geopolitical tensions necessitate realistic expectations. Success lies in non-binding commitments and guiding principles on national climate policy design while reinvigorating the WTO's role in these discussions.

Written by David Kleimann, Jodie Keane et al

 - Event

Harnessing the blue economy for African coastal states through the AfCFTA

Join our discussion on realising Africa's untapped blue economy potential within the AfCFTA framework. Key stakeholders will explore challenges facing coastal industries and identify policy solutions to strengthen these sectors through regional cooperation under the continental free trade agreement.

 - Expert Comment

SITA Newsletter - January 2024

In this edition of our quarterly newsletter, we have curated a range of content to provide you with an overview of the latest updates of the SITA programme, a UK International Development-funded initiative to support the negotiations and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). We also cover recent developments in the world of trade and investment in Africa.

Written by Angela Kolongo