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Afreximbank Flagship Reports

African Trade Report 2020

The 2020 edition of the report focuses on “Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa: Size, Composition and the Route to Formalisation in the Context of The AfCFTA” was prepared by the Research and International Cooperation Department of Afreximbank in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

African Trade Report 2019

The report themed AFRICAN TRADE IN A DIGITAL WORLD has been prepared at a time when digitalization is permeating all aspects of organizational and business processes as well as our everyday lives, and driving changes within industries, organizations, and markets. The Report provides insights into the effects of digital transformation on export competitiveness and effective integration in production networks.
In addition to increasing efficiency and productivity at firm level, the Report shows that digitalization can reduce the dependence on commodities by accelerating the diversification into new and more value-added products, by highlighting the fact that digital technology applications are increasingly removing barriers imposed by borders and making it possible for businesses to transact across borders seamlessly.

African Trade Report 2018

The African Trade Report (ATR) is an annual publication that reviews and analyses African trade developments in the context of the politico-economic environment that prevailed in the year to which the Report relates. The Report also discusses macroeconomic developments in Africa as well as trade financing and sub-regional cooperation issue.
The Report focuses each year on a particular theme to address trade and economic development challenges facing Africa and has become more popular with policymakers across Africa due to its thoroughness in analyzing current issues.

Survey on Impact of COVID-19 on African Trade Finance

This report – the product of a collaboration between the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A), hosted by the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) - offers a ground-breaking, first- ever assessment of the potential impact of the C0VID-19 pandemic on trade finance activities of commercial banks across Africa. Drawing on primary data collected from banks and financial institutions accounting for about 58% of total Africa banking assets across all subregions of the continent, the report covers not only the degree to which the pandemic undermined the supply of trade finance, but also the extent to which geography and ownership structures of banks affected access to trade financing.

Africa’s 2021 Growth Prospects A puzzle of many pieces

Extraordinary global policy responses and the fortitude of regional authorities have steadied the African economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. But risks, both familiar and novel, still abound, demanding a heightened and better-coordinated international response.

Annual Trade Development Effectiveness Report 2019- ATDER

This is the first edition of the Annual Trade Development Effectiveness Report (ATDER). The ATDER, drawn on the Afreximbank’s new Trade Development Impact Assessment (TDIA) Framework, provides stakeholders and partners with a better understanding of the impact of the Bank’s interventions on Africa’s trade and development each year.
Africa achieved an important milestone with the launch of the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in 2019. Africa’s leaders and people acknowledge that, with a 3 percent share in global trade, 16 percent share in intra-African trade, US$120 billion trade finance gap, 420 million unemployed youth, 500 million people living in poverty, and the least-diversified export baskets, Africa cannot afford to have low ambitions. The AfCFTA creates opportunities for expanding intra-African trade and promoting value addition and industrialisation for sustainable development – the objectives that drive the Bank and its key stakeholders.

Factoring in Africa to support trade development

This occasional paper is about factoring, known as the selling or transferring of accounts receivable to secure funds that are immediately available. The process provides a solution to address the financing gap for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to support trade development as part of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and Africa’s structural transformation agenda.

Building Capacity for Development of Factoring in Africa to accelerate trade development and support AfCFTA

This Policy Brief developed by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank) explores the opportunities offered by factoring which provides a solution to address the financing gap for Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) to support Africa’s structural transformation particularly in trade development as part of the African Continental Free trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The aim of the Policy Brief is to examine the capacity imperatives for the development and use of factoring as an innovative trade financing tool to advance the AfCFTA.

Books

A Path to Making Africa Great Again:Transforming Africa’s Trade

By Prof. Benedict O. Oramah
This book presents a survey of pre-and post-colonial African trade history and trade dislocations. While global living standards have risen considerably over several decades, and African countries have experienced high growth episodes in the recent past, the continent still lags behind much of the world on most development indicators. Part of the solution to Africa’s development paradox should involve policies which enable countries to achieve economies of scale, as well as the initiation of structural transformation on the continent through the encouragement of intra-African trade. These proposals are aided by the digital revolution which has re-ignited the spirit of innovation across Africa. Clever entrepreneurs from Lagos to Nairobi are using technology to proof er solutions to everyday problems, transforming millions of lives across the continent.

The Journal of African Trade (JAT)

A Path to Making Africa Great Again:Transforming Africa’s Trade

The Journal of African Trade (JAT) sponsored by Afreximbank, seeks to publish articles that test, advance and develop models, framework, and concepts in the broad areas of international trade and trade finance, economic growth and development, and international finance.
Specifically, the journal focuses on:
• Theoretical issues relating to development of trade and African trade in particular;
• Policy and institutional matters relating to the development of African trade and trade finance; and
• Other contemporary issues of relevance to the development of global and

Contemporary Issues in African Trade and Trade Finance (CIAT)

Contemporary Issues in African Trade and Trade Finance (CIAT)

The Contemporary Issues in African Trade and Trade Finance (CIAT) is introduced by the Bank to provide a platform for the staff of Afreximbank and other individuals knowledgeable in African trade and trade finance to publish articles in the areas of trade, trade finance and economic development in Africa. The CIAT publishes technical and non-technical papers. Edited by a Committee, drawn from both internal and external sources, it also publishes relevant papers presented at conferences or seminars internally organized or externally held.

Lecture Series

Afreximbank Distinguished Lecture Series

Afreximbank Distinguished Lecture Series publishes important papers that address current issues on Africa’s economic and trade development. The papers are normally commissioned by Afreximbank and are usually delivered at the Annual Meetings of the Bank’s Advisory Group on Trade Finance and Export Development in Africa or during the Bank´s Annual Trade and Development Seminar Series.

BABACAR NDIAYE LECTURE SERIES

The Babacar Ndiaye Annual Lecture Series instituted by the Bank in October 2017 provides the opportunity for Africa
and the world to celebrate the life and immortalize the vision and exceptional contributions of Dr. Babacar Ndiaye to Africa.

BABACAR NDIAYE LECTURE SERIES

The Babacar Ndiaye Annual Lecture Series instituted by the Bank in October 2017 provides the opportunity for Africa
and the world to celebrate the life and immortalize the vision and exceptional contributions of Dr. Babacar Ndiaye to Africa.

 
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