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 March 2010
Format: Paperback

Through twenty regional and country case studies, this book pulls together the key links between trade, gender and economic growth. It features ten case studies which focus on the gender impacts of trade policies on women and men. It then focuses on linking women with global markets through a range of practices.

Publication date: 1 March 2010
Format: Paperback

A study that looks at how best developing countries should respond to the erosion of trade preferences caused by continuing multilateral tariff liberalisation, either through restructuring individual preference arrangements or by acting to offset the adverse effects of preference erosion.

Publication date: 1 February 2010
Format: Paperback

Highlights three areas where small states can maximise their potential influence: establishing an effective negotiating team by strengthening human resources; harnessing the support of civil society and the private sector; and, improving negotiation strategies.

Publication date: 1 December 2009
Format: 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: 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: 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: 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: Commonwealth Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 February 2009
Format: 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: 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: 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.

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