State of East Africa Report 2016 Launch in Uganda

State of East Africa Report 2016 Launch in Uganda

Consolidating Misery? The political economy of inequalities Dates: 24th August 2016, Kampala, Uganda ‘People do not eat GDP’: Even as the economies of EAC member states have been recording considerable growth rates, this growth has been accompanied by a growth in inequality in virtually all countries. This is the one of the key observations of the […]

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

‘Inequalities in the context of Africa’s Structural Transformation’ Dates: 9th -10th August 2016, Nairobi, Kenya Society for International Development (SID) program of work on Inequalities focusses on: – deepening knowledge in select countries; building capacity of citizen groups to advance the establishment of a cohesive constituency in the region, including engaging in African and global […]

An Inequality Take on the Brexit from the ERT

An Inequality Take on the Brexit from the ERT

By Brexit   Reclaim UNCTAD to Uphold Africa’s Structural Economic Transformation Equal Rights Trust Calls for UK Action to Strengthen and Safeguard Right to Equality. Today, following the referendum vote in the United Kingdom (UK) in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) last Thursday, the Equal Rights Trust urges the UK government to take […]

Tackling Inequalities and Promoting Structural Transformation

Tackling Inequalities and Promoting Structural Transformation

There is a dominant narrative in Africa about ‘Africa rising’, however the bulk of the African people are not really feeling this growth in their pockets. Why? What Africa is rising? African growth has doubled the average growth rate of the 1990s. Between 2000 and 2011, six of the world’s fastest growing economies were in […]

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, during the Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers on the Margins of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council: Paris, 4 June 2015 Thank you Hon. Stephen Ciobo for providing this opportunity and for inviting me to co-chair with you […]

Nigeria: AfDB Approves Gender Strategy for 2014-2018 On Africa’s Transformation

Nigeria: AfDB Approves Gender Strategy for 2014-2018 On Africa’s Transformation

The Board of the African Development Bank Group, AfDB, on Thursday approved a new Gender Strategy from 2014 to 2018 to achieve improvement in Africa’s transformation.

The President of the bank, Donald Kaberuka, said that economic growth has to be gender inclusive.

Mr. Kaberuka said economic growth was not sufficient to create gender equality, but required political and practical will to drive the gender agenda forward.

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