Investor-State dispute settlement and developing countries Martha Getachew Bekele The inclusion of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in international investment agreements may end up undermining public welfare, particularly in developing countries. From ‘regulatory chill’ to huge legal fees, ISDS shrinks the regulatory space of developing countries unless negotiators consider a range of options. This short piece presents the good, the bad and alternatives to the traditional ISDS model. Read...Read More
Zambia Association of Manufacturers – ZAM has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Florence Muleya to take over over from Chipego Zulu who is currently the Associations Vice President (South). Muleya previously worked as a Researcher and Manager at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR), an institution committed to working towards sound economic policies. Her roles at ZIPAR included providing evidence-based solutions for public policy influence...Read More
Introduction In a world characterized by unprecedented upheavals, current as well as potential pandemics, climate change crisis, attempts to rewrite the principles on which the international economic relations are premised, the role of trade as a cornerstone of economic self-determination of the African people in the African continent and diaspora cannot be overemphasized. As the world tithers towards being a melting pot of crisis after crisis, the ramifications on trade,...Read More
TRAPCA and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) successfully convened a webinar that attracted over 100 participants from various parts of the globe. The objective of the webinar was to launch a book titled, ” Fostering Trade in Africa”. Moderated by trapca’s adjunct faculty member and former WTO Chief Economist, Prof. Patrick Low, contributors and editors of the book made interventions on the content of the book. They touched on timely and relevant non-exhaustive...Read More
On 28 November 2018, trapca in partnership with UNCTAD held a side event under the theme: ‘Unleashing Africa’s economic integration potential: The case of Trade Facilitation-led Reforms and capacity building under the AfCFTA’. The side event was graced by the following eminent panelist: focused on the following: H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Former Deputy Chairperson of the African Union and trapca board member; Ms. Ms. Brenda Mundia, WCO Deputy Director for Capacity Building;...Read More
The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) is a Centre within the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), which is an intergovernmental institute that is ISO certified and recognized by UNECA as a Centre of Excellence.