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4-page policy note detailing the key results and recommendations from OECD Trade Policy Paper 179 on the Participation of Developing Countries in Global Value Chains.
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24-page summary paper of the OECD trade policy paper #179 on participation of developing countries in global value chains available on the OECD iLibrary.
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Despite their common heritage, the Maghreb and the Sahel remain insufficiently connected. The dissemination of cultural, religious and linguistic trends, the movement of people, and their trade relations serve as ancient bridges between the two regions. Strengthened relations between countries and populations on both sides of the Sahara require infrastructure, increased trade, and a new definition of the border concept.
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At an estimated cost of 21 billion USD in 2006, the trans-Saharan gas pipeline would have the\ capacity to transport some 30 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Nigeria to Europe.
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Niger was ranked in the last position of the 2014 Human Development Index (HDI). The GDP per capita in 2013 is estimated at USD 778 (PPP), almost two times lower than that of Mali, and six times lower compared to Nigeria.
By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the latest African Economic Outlook, released at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings.
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The report aimed specifically at feeding the political and strategic dialogue between Niger and Luxembourg in preparation of the discussions to come for the meeting of the Partnership Commission that will be held on November, 2012.
A new Trans-Saharan co-operation is needed, viewpoint by Laurent Bossard, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat, septembre 2011.
The 2011 African Economic Outlook was launched at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Lisbon, Portugal on 6 June, 2011.
Efforts to end trade in conflict minerals advanced last week when 11 African countries endorsed an OECD system for responsible sourcing of raw materials.