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The role of clearing and forwarding agents in reforming the EAC logistics sector (English)

This policy note examines the current role of clearing and forwarding agents within the international trade logistics chain in the East African Community (EAC), this note discusses policies, particularly with regards to training and education that can be enacted in order to strengthen the participation of Clearing and Forwarding (C&F) agents in the international trade logistics chain, and can help to facilitate greater flows of international trade throughout the EAC, an aspect of the logistics industry that has been relatively under-examined. ... See More +

Brief 63804 MAY 01, 2011

Arnold, John; Mathenge, John; Dihel, Nora; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Can Kenya become a global exporter of business services? (English)

Business services are generally provided on a private sector basis and require a high level of skills that are usually certified. Business services include accounting, architectural, engineering, legal services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Information Communication Technology (ICT), Information Communication Technology Enabled Services (ITeS), and more. ... See More +

Brief 63808 MAY 01, 2011

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Gicho, Richard; Kashangaki, John; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Reforming African customs : the results of the Cameroonian performance contract pilot (English)

A fundamental problem facing attempts to facilitate international trade in Sub-Saharan Africa is the inefficient and sometimes corrupt state of customs agencies. ... See More +

Brief 60114 JAN 01, 2011

Cantens, Thomas; Raballand, Gael; Strychacz, Nicholas; Tchouawou, Tchapa French Disclosed

Reforming African customs : the results of the Cameroonian performance contract pilot : Reforme des douanes africaines : les resultats des contrats de performance au Cameroun (French)

A fundamental problem facing attempts to facilitate international trade in Sub-Saharan Africa is the inefficient and sometimes corrupt state of customs agencies. ... See More +

Brief 60114 JAN 01, 2011

Cantens, Thomas; Raballand, Gael; Strychacz, Nicholas; Tchouawou, Tchapa English Disclosed

Developing an African offshoring industry : the case of Nigeria (English)

The purpose of this note is to raise awareness of Nigeria's potential as an African offshoring hub, and it is aimed primarily toward policy makers, potential private sector investors, and development partners. ... See More +

Brief 57150 OCT 01, 2010

Radwan, Ismail; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Addressing the trade challenges facing landlocked LDCs : the experience of Lesotho (English)

Given their small domestic markets, expanding international trade is crucial to driving and sustaining growth in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). ... See More +

Brief 60105 OCT 01, 2010

Gillson, Ian; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Reform and regional integration of professional services in East Africa (English)

Professional services matter for development in East Africa. Business services, including professional services, are among the most dynamic services sectors; and are a key input for other sectors. ... See More +

Brief 56746 SEP 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Facilitating cross-border mobile banking in Southern Africa (English)

The use of mobile banking is an increasingly important component of national and regional economic development in Southern Africa. Mobile banking can help bring the large unbanked population into the formal financial sector, and can facilitate cross-border trade by easing the difficulty for small businesses and traders to make financial transactions. ... See More +

Brief 56172 AUG 01, 2010

Maimbo, Samuel; Saranga, Tania; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements (English)

Services matter for economic growth and development. In most non-oil producing sub-Saharan African countries, the services sector is now the largest part of the economy, and as countries develop, the importance of the services sector tends to rise further. ... See More +

Brief 60103 AUG 01, 2010

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hinkle, Larry; Strychacz, Nicholas French Disclosed

Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa : Reforme et integration regionale des services professionnels en Afrique de l'Est (French)

This note presents the results of extensive information gathering and analysis of these largely unexplored segments of the East African economy. ... See More +

Brief 60023 AUG 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas English Disclosed

Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa (English)

This note presents the results of extensive information gathering and analysis of these largely unexplored segments of the East African economy. ... See More +

Brief 60023 AUG 01, 2010

Dihel, Nora; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Mattoo, Aaditya; Strychacz, Nicholas French Disclosed

Non-tariff barriers and regional standards in the EAC dairy sector (English)

The dairy industry of the East African Community (EAC) is one of the largest in Africa, and is an important part of the region's agricultural economy. ... See More +

Brief 60020 JUN 01, 2010

Jensen, Michael F.; Keyser, John; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Facilitating cross-border mobile banking in Southern Africa (English)

The use of mobile banking in Southern Africa is widely recognized as an increasingly important component of national and regional economic development. ... See More +

Brief 60019 MAY 01, 2010

Maimbo, Samuel; Saranga, Tania; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Developing an African off-shoring industry : the case of Nigeria (English)

This note aims to raise awareness for Nigeria's potential as an off shoring hub in Africa, and is aimed primarily towards policy makers and potential private sector investors. ... See More +

Brief 60021 MAY 01, 2010

Radwan , Ismail; Strychacz, Nicholas Disclosed

Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements : Le commerce des services en Afrique : opportunites et dangers des accords de partenariat economiques (French)

Services matter for economic growth and development. In most non-oil producing sub-Saharan African countries, the services sector is now the largest part of the economy, and as countries develop, the importance of the services sector tends to rise further. ... See More +

Brief 60103 MAR 11, 2010

Brenton, Paul; Dihel, Nora; Hinkle, Larry; Strychacz, Nicholas English Disclosed

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The role of clearing and forwarding agents in reforming the EAC logistics sector (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 63804 Brief
Can Kenya become a global exporter of business services? (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 63808 Brief
Reforming African customs : the results of the Cameroonian performance contract pilot (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 60114 Brief French
Reforming African customs : the results of the Cameroonian performance contract pilot : Reforme des douanes africaines : les resultats des contrats de performance au Cameroun (French)
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JAN 01, 2011 60114 Brief English
Developing an African offshoring industry : the case of Nigeria (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 57150 Brief
Addressing the trade challenges facing landlocked LDCs : the experience of Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 60105 Brief
Reform and regional integration of professional services in East Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 56746 Brief
Facilitating cross-border mobile banking in Southern Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 56172 Brief
Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 60103 Brief French
Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa : Reforme et integration regionale des services professionnels en Afrique de l'Est (French)
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AUG 01, 2010 60023 Brief English
Reform and Regional Integration of Professional Services in East Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 60023 Brief French
Non-tariff barriers and regional standards in the EAC dairy sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 60020 Brief
Facilitating cross-border mobile banking in Southern Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 60019 Brief
Developing an African off-shoring industry : the case of Nigeria (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 60021 Brief
Africa's trade in services and the opportunities and risks of economic partnership agreements : Le commerce des services en Afrique : opportunites et dangers des accords de partenariat economiques (French)
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MAR 11, 2010 60103 Brief English