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Integrate the informal sector into mainstream economy – UNDP

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on African governments to seek more creative ways of harnessing the economic potentials of the informal sector to deepen resilience in their economies. Mr Raymond Gilpin, Chief Economist and Head of Strategy, Analysis and Research at UNDP Africa, said this on Read More…

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Sub-Saharan Africa economy will recover by 3.1% in 2021 – IMF

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg, One Acre Fund. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), says economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to recover by 3.1 per cent in 2021 after declining by 3.0 per cent in 2020. Mr Abebe Selassie, the Director, IMF’s African Department said this at the launch of the “Regional Economic Outlook for Read More…

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ITC launches groundbreaking tool to track policies for women in trade

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Trade Centre has announced the launch of SheTrades Outlook, a digital tool that allows governments and others to track progress on gender equality in trade. It also tracks progress toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 to empower all women and girls. ITC launched the SheTrades Outlook at a side event of the Read More…