Special Reports

Brexit and COMESA -What Next Post Brexit

The article explores the COMESA-UK ties after Brexit

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AfCFTA: A Stimulant to Intra- COMESA Trade

February 26, 2021: This paper explores how the AfCFTA will resolve some of the challenges associated with multiple and overlapping membership in COMESA

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Financial Inclusion
and COVID-19 in COMESA Region

February 26, 2021: This paper examines the financial inclusion landscape in COMESA region , and analyses how it has been affected or aided in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

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Capital Market Solutions that Help Mobilise Financing for SMEs

February 19, 2021: This paper presents capital market solutions that help mobilise financing for SMES, discusses preconditions and challenges for establishing them, and makes recommendations which will enable the sector to fully reap the benefits of a more diversified sources of funding.

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Socio-Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from COMESA Region

This report presents insights into the COVID-19 impacts on key macroeconomic indicators, trade and trade related issues and aspects of social and organizational culture in COMESA Member States

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Potential Constraints for Public-Private- Partnership in Africa

The report presents the potential constraints for Public-Private- Partnership (PPPs) and makes recommendations which will contribute for the success of this model in Africa.

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Implication of COVID-19 Pandemic on Debt for Sub-Saharan African Countries

The number of countries vulnerable to debt distress has increased significantly reflecting, among others, the effect of exogenous shocks and loose fiscal policies. This paper provides a debt situation analysis just before Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on debt for Sub Saharan Africa

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Fiscal Policy Responses Limit COVID 19’s Economic Damage

The objective of this paper is to take stock of fiscal policy measures that have been introduced to date in response to COVID-19 crisis and make recommendations on how governments can raise revenues once the economic and health crisis has passed.

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How COMESA Can Mitigate Negative Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on Trade

This article provides an exposition of potential trade effects and mitigation measures of the COVID-19 in COMESA. The COMESA Free Trade Area (FTA), which was launched in 2000 has experienced a tremendous growth as evidenced by..

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UNCONVENTIONAL MONETARY POLICY TOOLS DEPLOYED TO ADDRESS THE SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19

The objective of this paper is to present the Unconventional Monetary Policy Tools (UMPTs) introduced by developed, emerging and African countries after the aftermath of COVID-19 and recommendations

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Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa and Policy Options for Mitigation

Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a crucial role for economic development of African countries.

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The Role of Trade Finance in Promoting Trade:The Implications of COVID 19 on Trade Finance in Africa

The objective of this paper is to examine the role of trade finance for promoting trade in Africa.

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Adoption of ICT is Critical in Post Covid-19 Trade Facilitation Programmes in COMESA

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. The pandemic is now a global public health crisis and has infected people in almost every country

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Why COMESA Trade in Services Should be Cushioned From the Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

This article provides an anecdote of the role of services in reducing the effects and mitigation measures of the COVID-19 in the COMESA region

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Global Value Chain as a Vehicle for Development in Africa

Implication of COVID 19 in the Future of Global Value Chain This paper presents the prospects of the value chain for Africa’s development and the implication of Covid-19 in the future of global value chain…

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Macroeconomic Impacts of COVID 19 in Sub-Saharan- Africa.

This paper assesses the macroeconomic impacts of COVID 19 in Sub Saharan Africa and provides recommendations to face the pandemic crisis in the continent

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Climate-Resilient Green Economy Implementation and Best Practices on Climate Action in Ethiopia

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia initiated the Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) initiative in 2011 to protect the country from the…

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Diaspora Remittances Critical for COVID-19 Recovery

This article espouses the contribution of diaspora remittances to the regional economies and the critical role these resources will play in the post COVID -19 recovery. However, regional countries have to undertake reforms to secure these…

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Potential Impact of COVID-19 in the COMESA Health Sector

This paper seeks to analyses the possible impact of COVID-19 on the health sector in the COMESA region. The brief utilizes the four WHO pillars of health delivery which include, service delivery, health workforce, access to essential equipment and medication and adequate resources.

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