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PROMOTING CONNECTIVITY IN AFRICA The role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade PROMOTING CONNECTIVITY IN AFRICA The role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade Jointly published by African Trade Policy Centre of the Economic Commission for Africa and World Trade Organization To order copies of Promoting connectivity in Africa : The role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade, please contact: Publications Section Economic Commission for Africa Menelik II Avenue P.O. (...) Connecting Aid for Trade with Africa’s priorities to boost intra-African trade 11 2.1 Aid for Trade priorities in Africa – insights from the OECD–WTO monitoring and evaluation exercise 13 2.2 Promoting trade facilitation through Aid for Trade 15 2.3 Aid for Trade and bridging the digital divide 20 3. Aid for Trade and Boosting Intra-African Trade – the way forward 27 3.1 Strengthening the Continental Free Trade Area process with Aid for Trade 27 3.2 Enhancing regional and inclusive approaches in Aid for Trade 28 4.
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Funding boost for Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe Funding boost for Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders Funding boost for Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders 1 June 2018 Interviews Transcript A near $10 million aid boost has been given to the Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders, thanks to Sweden, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) has announced. (...) Burkina Faso and Mali are two of the hardest-hit countries in the region, but the aid will provide help to vulnerable communities until 2020 so “they can get back on their feet”, FAO said in a statement. (...) Download A near $10 million aid boost has been given to the Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders, thanks to Sweden, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) has announced.
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untitled 119AID FOR TRADE AT A GLANCE 2013: CONNECTING TO VALUE CHAINS - © OECD, WTO 2013 CHAPTER 4: BOOSTING VALUE CHAINS VIA REGIONAL AID FOR TRADE CHAPTER 4: BOOSTING VALUE CHAINS VIA REGIONAL AID FOR TRADE This chapter shows that regional aid for trade has a critical role to play in boosting the participation of particularly low income and least developed countries in regional production networks, and in enabling them to connect and move-up value chains. (...) INTRODUCTION The trade agenda of developing countries is increasingly being pursued through regional economic integration and co-operation efforts, a fact noted at the 3rd Global Review of Aid for Trade in 2011. In this context, regional aid for trade can help boost trade and facilitate movement along value chains. (...) This regional co-operation framework, in turn, is an important gateway to greater multilateral liberalisation. 122 AID FOR TRADE AT A GLANCE 2013: CONNECTING TO VALUE CHAINS - © OECD, WTO 2013 CHAPTER 4: BOOSTING VALUE CHAINS VIA REGIONAL AID FOR TRADE Regional production networks boost the trade performance of a country and create demand for trade- enhancing measures to boost efficiency through, for example, trade facilitation and better soft and hard infrastructure.
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Aid for Trade Monitoring and Evaluation Exercise 2022 Aid for Trade and Digital Connectivity for Sustainable Development Aid for Trade Workshop Tuesday, 31 May 2022 1 Digital Connectivity: a factor for resilience in times of COVID-19 • Social distancing measures meant many activities shifting online. • COVID-19 boosted digital transformation at all levels of development among countries participating in the 2022 Joint OECD-WTO Monitoring and Evaluation exercise. • 782 million people went online since 2019. • +23% Internet use in Africa. • +10% increase in mobile use results in +1.5% increase in GDP. • Digital connectivity became essential for: • E-government • E-commerce • Online services delivery • Teleworking • Overall, economies with strong ICT infrastructure fared better (AsDB) 2 E-government: an important driver for growth in digital economy • One of the most frequently cited area by LDCs in their responses to the M&E exercise. • E-government initiatives 1. (...) Philippines: E-government Masterplan 2022. • An area increasingly attracting attention from various aid-for- trade donors, South-South partners and private sector. 3 The pandemic has revealed shortcomings in the digital space • Surge in demand for connectivity and digital services exposed shortcomings in hard and soft infrastructure • Basic connectivity infrastructure remains a binding constraint for some LDCs. • Affordability and poor digital skills and IT literacy are often cited. 4 Source: OECD/WTO AfT M&E exercise (2022) Figure: Most commonly cited issues where COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in digital connectivity “[Shortcomings] include the digital divide in terms of infrastructure, broadband internet access, and digital security in terms of electronic payment." (...) “More than 1 billion people live in countries where 1GB of data is simply to expensive.” – OECD Development Cooperation Report 2021 “Almost 2.5 billion people live in countries where the most affordable smartphone costs more than a quarter of the average monthly income” - A4AI and WWW Foundation 2020 5 Digital connectivity objectives are increasingly integrated in national or regional policies • Greater prioritization of digital issues in national development strategies. • Growing number of national digital strategies. • Greater participation of trade officials in national policymaking mechanisms on digital connectivity and e-commerce. • Digitalization is facilitating engagement in international trade. • Increased integration of digitalisation adds complexity to policy issues. 6 Figure: Is digital connectivity reflected as a priority in your sustainable development strategy? Aid-for-Trade for Digital Connectivity • More Aid for Trade is going into digital connectivity and e-commerce. • Development finance for digital activities tripled between 2015 and 2019. • Aid-for-Trade providers invested USD 18.6 billion. • Private philanthropy mobilised another USD 4.2 billion. • There is a scope to expand PPP partnerships to boost digital connectivity. 7 Source: OECD Digitalization and Environmental Sustainability 8 Digitalization and Environmental Sustainability • ICTs can help address climate and environmental concerns. • Digital connectivity contributes to trade and development outcomes. • Examples: • Colombia’s National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Changes seeks to use connectivity to promote use of ICTs for climate change mitigation and adaptation. • Pakistan support farmers with e-weather forecasting • Mali seeks to boost agricultural productivity with sensors on soil fertility and humidity • Donors like IMF and AsDB also researching platforms to use earth observations for sustainable outcomes 9 Digitalization and Empowerment • Digital connectivity supports women's economic empowerment. • Yet, 70% of respondents say women face difficulties in accessing digital technologies. 10 Figure: Most common cited barriers by respondents that prevent women from accessing digital technology Conclusion • COVID-19 has boosted digital connectivity. • More attention is given to digitalization by developing countries and donors alike. • The pandemic has also revealed shortcomings (internet coverage, affordability, digital skills). • Digital divide exists across and within countries (particularly affecting women). • Trade can help reduce the costs of access to ICT services, goods and networks. • Trade policy plays a role in achieving these goals. • More financing is becoming available, notably in the form of public- private partnerships. • Considerable scope to expand Aid-for-Trade for digital connectivity. 11 Thank you for your attention 12 Slide Number 1 Digital Connectivity: a factor for resilience in times of COVID-19 E-government: an important driver for growth in digital economy The pandemic has revealed shortcomings in the digital space Cost of internet services still remains too high Digital connectivity objectives are increasingly integrated in national or regional policies Aid-for-Trade for Digital Connectivity Digitalization and Environmental Sustainability Digitalization and Environmental Sustainability Digitalization and Empowerment Conclusion Thank you for your attention
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Ugandan banana farmers fend off deadly disease, boost yields with UN aid | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe Ugandan banana farmers fend off deadly disease, boost yields with UN aid Facebook Twitter Print Email Ugandan banana farmers fend off deadly disease, boost yields with UN aid 15 September 2008 More than 3,000 farmers in Uganda have been able to combat a pestilent disease that threatened to wipe out production of cooking banana, thanks to a joint initiative by the Government and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that also helped them boost their yields of the staple crop. (...) FAO Africa Related Stories UN envoy witnesses Chad and Sudan work towards restoring normal relations Top UN envoy attends signing of power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe Africa’s exports still lagging behind other developing nations, says UN report News Tracker: Past Stories on This Issue UN helping Madagascar increase crop output to reduce costly imports 28 August 2008 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is helping Madagascar boost its local food supply, particularly rice, to avoid importing large quantities at high prices to meet the country’s food needs for this year.
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New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency UNICEF/Brian Sokol Rohingya refugees endure a heavy rain in Balukhali camp, in Cox's Bazaar District, Bangladesh on 4 May 2018. Facebook Twitter Print Email New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency 22 May 2018 Humanitarian Aid A major canal dredging project underway in Southern Bangladesh to protect Rohingya refugees from monsoon floods, will have the added benefit of boosting local agriculture, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday. (...) The agency is also stockpiling emergency aid, such as tarpaulins, food, water and medical supplies to ensure that urgent needs of both the refugee and host communities are met
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New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency UNICEF/Brian Sokol Rohingya refugees endure a heavy rain in Balukhali camp, in Cox's Bazaar District, Bangladesh on 4 May 2018. Facebook Twitter Print Email New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency 22 May 2018 Humanitarian Aid A major canal dredging project underway in Southern Bangladesh to protect Rohingya refugees from monsoon floods, will have the added benefit of boosting local agriculture, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday. (...) The agency is also stockpiling emergency aid, such as tarpaulins, food, water and medical supplies to ensure that urgent needs of both the refugee and host communities are met
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UN welcomes US commitment to boost agriculture in poorer countries | | UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Toggle navigation Language: العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search the United Nations Search Advanced Search Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv   Subscribe Audio Hub UN welcomes US commitment to boost agriculture in poorer countries 6 August 2009 A senior United Nations official today welcomed United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent statements in Kenya as a clear signal that Washington is committed to boost sustainable agricultural development in the world’s poorer countries as a way to root out global hunger and poverty. (...) Clinton’s comments, in which she called for more agricultural aid money to be spent in poorer countries, show a clear US resolve to act upon the $20-billion pledge for sustainable agricultural development made at last month’s G8 summit of industrialized nations in L’Aquila, Italy, UN Fund for Agricultural Development ( IFAD ) President Kanayo F. (...) “The initiative, as well as Secretary Clinton’s remarks, reflects a shift in emphasis – from dependence on food aid to greater investment in agriculture as a key to eradicating poverty.”
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UN refugee agency announces new initiative with business sector to boost aid | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe UN refugee agency announces new initiative with business sector to boost aid UN Photo/Evan Schneider Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie at UN Headquarters. Facebook Twitter Print Email UN refugee agency announces new initiative with business sector to boost aid 27 January 2005 Calling it “a virtuous circle,” the United Nations refugee agency today announced the formation of a Council of Business Leaders to boost its assistance to refugees and returnees, thus contributing to more stable societies, which in turn are clearly good for business.
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