SAIIA Occasional Paper No 227, January 2016
The International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-15 July 2015 brought together world leaders to assess progress on the implementation of the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development. The goal of the Monterrey Consensus, endorsed at Doha, was ‘to eradicate poverty, achieve sustained economic growth and promote sustainable development as the World advances to a fully inclusive and equitable global economic system’.
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 117, November 2014
It is hoped that African countries will soon be signing a new free trade agreement that will take the continent one step closer to its goal of economic development.
As the sixth BRICS head of state summit approaches, it is clear that the grouping’s agenda is far from static. The BRICS Policy Center (BPC) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) hosted a seminar to address some of the inter-BRICS and intra-BRICS dynamics relevant to the consolidation of the grouping as a whole.
In this special series of podcasts, SAIIA focuses on the upcoming Group of 20 (G-20) summit to be held in St Petersburg in Russia on the 5 and 6 September 2013.
As host this year, Russia has made attempts to include views from sectors such as the youth, civil society, business and think tanks. SAIIA interviews representatives from these different groups, to provide some insight into the G-20, its role, its relevance for Africa and what may emerge from this year's summit.
The US remains one of South Africa’s most important economic partners and President Barack Obama will soon be here as part of his three-stop African tour. One of the official objectives of the visit will be to improve Africa’s economic growth and promote international trade.
President Barack Obama visits Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa between 26 of June and 3 of July 2013. Catherine Grant Makokera, the head of SAIIA’s Economic Diplomacy Programme, is interviewed on US trade relations with South Africa.
SAIIA Policy Briefing 63, March 2013
There has not been a group of countries who have come together in recent years and quite captured the imagination like the BRICS. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa would have seemed like unlikely bedfellows in the not-too-distant past but they are now actively pursuing a common agenda that covers a wide range of political, economic and social issues.
During the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum held in Geneva recently, the corridors and coffee shops were abuzz with speculation about the race for the position of Director General. Pascal Lamy will end his second term in August 2013. The official process to find a replacement will begin with nominations of candidates by member countries of the WTO in December 2012. Informal jockeying for position has already begun.
South Africa will host the fifth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit in March next year. What should the government's priorities be? This is a subject of earnest discussion in government, business and civil society circles.