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Putting SDRs to Good Use In Africa

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COVID-19 and the Future of Work in Africa: Emerging Trend


The African Continental Free Trade Area in Era of Pessimism Over Multilateralism


Entrepreneurship and Free Trade


Survey of impact of Covid-19 on African Trade Finance


Contemporary Issues in African Trade and Trade Finance


Contemporary Issues in African Trade and Trade Finance


Africa's 2020 Growth Prospects

Africa's 2020 Growth

Special Reports


MPA 25th Anniversary

Anchor of Our Nation


Singapore-Africa 2015
A Partnership for Progress


Africa-Singapore Special 2019
A blooming partnership


Singapore-Africa 2014
Business Summit:

Making the Connection


Special Report 2018
The Singapore Experience, Africa-Asia Trade Finance Gap,  The AfroChampions Initiative

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Singapore-Africa 2013
Start of a beautiful friendship

Recommended Readings


Growing your business? Here’s why you should consider Africa

Source: Enterprise Singapore


Oct 2021

The continent is well-placed for investment and partnerships between Singapore and African businesses. Find out where to sow the seeds and build connections.


Asian Tigers, African Lions


Author: Bernard Berendsen, Ton Dietz, Henk Schulte Nordholt, Roel van der Veen


Asian Tigers, African Lions is an anthology of contributions by scholars and (former) diplomats related to the 'Tracking Development' research project, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and coordinated by the African Studies Centre and KITLV, both in Leiden, in collaboration with scholars based in Africa and Asia.


e-Conomy Africa 2020 Report



Source: International Finance Corporation (World Bank)


Nov 2020

The e-Conomy Africa 2020 report is a first-ever collaboration between IFC and Google in generating data and information that elaborates on Africa's internet landscape and its great potential. 

There are two versions of the report available for download:

1) Executive Summary

2) Full Report


5 years of digital transformation in Southeast Asia in 1 year



Source: EDB Singapore


Aug 2020

Although digital transformation has been underway for some time in Southeast Asia, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition. Due to social distancing measures, more people are adopting home-centric lifestyles and shopping for groceries, clothing, electronics, and furnishing online. 


Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam's speech at the Kofi A. Annan Eminent Speakers Lecture at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan.

Source: African Development Bank Group

Nov 2019

With the right policies and linkages, Africa can become an indispensable global economic hub, Singapore’s Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam noted, commending the continent’s diverse economic potential.