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The Southern African context: Economic indicators, trends and intra-regional trade

This briefing note, extracted from a full report entitled Trade infrastructure: Programming options in Southern Africa presents some important economic indicators and trends to show how diverse the economies are in Southern Africa, and some of the issues they are encountering especially with low economic growth rates, falling foreign direct investments and limited intra-regional trade. […]

Smart cities in the global South: a path to prosperity or irrelevant luxury?

Do ‘smart cities’ bear relevance in the burgeoning cities of the global south? Basic infrastructure and service provision shortfalls faced by many southern cities present a challenging context for ‘smart’ solutions; and certainly contrasting to those of many existing ‘smart cities.’

Moving ahead: a new agenda for cities, infrastructure and trade

DFID has placed trade firmly on the economic development agenda, with the objective of harnessing the potential of new trade relationships to boost job creation and investment to the world’s poorest countries.