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Understanding the AfCFTA: observations and opportunities by Chad Capon

By |20th November 2020|

Introduction
I recently completed a four day short course with TRALAC on reading International Trade Agreements, with a specific focus on the AfCFTA. In my role at Imani Development, I have been involved in work on the AfCFTA and I find it extremely interesting, but it is also very intricate and multifaceted. Accordingly, I wanted to […]

SME Export Capacity Building to Develop Nigeria-UK Business Linkages in Goods and Services (2019-2020)

By |22nd October 2020|

The FCO’s Global Trade Programme aims to reduce poverty and achieve economic growth through an increase in competitive SMEs (including women owned SMEs) which are able to trade internationally, including with the UK, contributing to economic and export base diversification, higher economic growth and job creation.

The access of Nigerian exporters to the UK market is […]

Challenge funds as a form of impact investing by Andy Simpson

By |16th October 2020|

Here’s my latest brain dump, borne from some significant personal and organisational experience in Challenge Funds – some of it will have wider application than just challenge funds.
So, what is a Challenge fund? 
Typically, a large institutional donor recognises that a systemic blockage exists in a value chain or an economic ecosystem and presents a CHALLENGE […]

SADC – Formulation of SADC’s Development Vision 2050 and RISDP 2020 – 2030 (2019-2020)

By |9th October 2020|

The SADC Council of Ministers, at its meeting in August 2014, noted that the draft Revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2015-2020, contained a proposed roadmap for the development of the SADC long-term Vision, which would bring together the Revised RISDP and the Strategic Indicative Plan of the Organ (SIPO) – the latter designed […]

Development of a Framework for the Establishment of One Stop Border Posts at Kazungula (2017-2020)

By |2nd October 2020|

The Kazungula Bridge is a joint project between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The Project lies on the border between the two countries on the North-South Corridor (NSC), a vital trade route in SADC.

Informed by two key studies, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design (2001) and […]

Market Study and Training on Vegetable Value Chains (2019-2020)

By |2nd October 2020|

Private Enterprise Programme in Zambia (PEPZ), is a six-year (2014-2020) UK Aid-funded private sector development programme designed to encourage and support investment and job creation. PEP Zambia helps intervention partners to introduce business innovations (new products, services or business models) that deliver profitable growth for our partner and open up new market opportunities for Zambian […]

Rapid Remote Trade Assessment: SACU+M Regional Trade Analysis (2020)

By |2nd October 2020|

From 2018-2019, Imani Development undertook the Finalisation of Programme Design and Preparation of the Outline Business Case for the FCO SACU+M GTP: Trade Capacity Building Programme (TCBP).

Imani Development is the primary Local Service Provider (LSP) of a DAI-led consortium contracted to implement the GTP: Trade Capacity Building Programme (TCBP).Trade Forward (SACU+M TCBP) provides assistance […]

ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund (2020-2024)

By |2nd October 2020|

Under the 11th European Development Fund (2014-2020) for Zambia, the European Union and the Government of Zambia have agreed on a EUR 99 million “Support to the sustainable commercialisation of Zambia’s smallholder farmers” Programme. The first and largest component of this operation aims at supporting investments conducive to strengthening the market integration of smallholder farmers […]

Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) to go live in September

By |10th September 2020|

Despite the challenges of getting back to business-as-usual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the establishment of Eswatini’s first-ever trade information portal is progressing as planned and scheduled to go live at the end of September.

The Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) will be a single authoritative source of reference for a range of information […]

The AfCFTA and Compliance: lessons and innovations from an analysis of African RTAs

By |27th August 2020|

Imani Development has designed an innovative and bespoke Compliance Mechanism for SADC which was recently approved and adopted at the 40th Annual SADC Summit. In relation to this and leveraging on learnings and research done in the process of designing it, Chad Capon and Dr. Charalambides have written a working paper on the importance of […]