The WTO has reached a critical impasse; the Doha Development Agenda has effectively come to an end and further progress at the multilateral level is not in sight. The ways in which the new mega-regional and plurilateral negotiations unfold will directly affect African regional development, and indirectly affect poor communities across the continent.
To participate meaningfully in negotiations, African trade policymakers need to understand the key issues and proposals at play. The GEG Africa programme will work with policymakers to research and articulate possible positions on priority policy issues that account for South African interests, those of other African countries, and the poor.
The GEGAfrica project has been funded by UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.