Trade

Our trade publications promote a development-friendly global trading system that creates greater trading opportunities for developing countries, while also strengthening national and regional capacities for export response from the poorest and most vulnerable countries.

Publication date: 1 December 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines the opportunities and multiple large-scale challenges small developing countries face in adapting key trade sectors to the impact climate change, addressing climate change measures, and furthering their own trade capacity and competitiveness in the global market.

Contributor: T N Srinivasan
Publication date: 1 July 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Why have the least developed countries failed to grow as fast as other economies during the recent period of globalisation? This title explores the broad links between growth in income, globalisation, and poverty reduction. It argues that domestic and international policies have failed to serve the interests of the poorest countries.

Publication date: 1 March 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Looks at the pattern of economic transformation for Mauritius, and makes specific recommendations for improvements in infrastructure, human resource capacity and the regulatory environment, based on four service sectors - financial services, information and communication technologies, health care services, and human resources services.

Publication date: 1 February 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Considers the implications of the proposed EU-India Free Trade Agreement for other, excluded countries, throwing light on the general question whether the EU initiative to promote Free Trade Agreements is positive or not for those trading partners excluded from each one.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 February 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

A report on the CARIFORUM and Pacific ACP Economic Partnership Agreements that analyses the detailed implications for the economies of the countries involved of commitments signed or initialled, including an indication of the broad country and region-wide effects.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Number within series: 83
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents quantitative evidence of the effectiveness of aid for trade, the initiative to promote development by providing resources targeted at boosting involvement in international trade by developing countries. This work suggests which types of aid for trade measures are likely to be particularly effective.

Contributor: Liz Turner
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Using Tanzania as a case study this book shows how different definitions of Aid for Trade lead to different estimates of the amount being delivered. It suggests an alternative simple and practical methodology for recipient countries to classify and quantify it.

Publication date: 1 March 2008
Format: Paperback

The liberalisation of trade in rice is likely to have huge welfare implications for countries dependent on its production and trade. This book explores the poverty and welfare implications of this liberalisation for India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and identifies the effects on different groups within rice-dependent developing countries.

Contributor: Chris Milner
Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 February 2008
Format: Paperback

What are the characteristics of current intra-Commonwealth trade, and how can it be encouraged to grow? Trading on Commonwealth Ties identifies opportunities for stimulating trade within the Commonwealth, but warns against setting up a free trade agreement across the member states.

Publication date: 1 June 2007
Format: Paperback

The Action Guide is flexible and can be used by trainers or for self-study. It includes case studies, activities, training suggestions and recommended readings provided on CD-ROM and can be used as a basic introduction or as a resource to develop capacity building for others.

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