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The Ministerial Conference is an opportunity to set a clear roadmap of priorities for ensuring more concrete outcomes for LDCs, other Sub-Saharan African countries, and SVEs. This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics emphasises this fact and sets...
This Discussion Paper examines the human rights impacts of international agricultural trade in developing countries. Businesses in importing countries make decisions that affect the incentives for producers to meet human rights standards; yet these...
To the surprise of those countries in Africa and the Pacific that had been enjoying Duty Free Quota Free (DFQF) access to Europe while still negotiating EPAs, the European Commission on 30 September 2011 adopted a proposal recommending to the EU...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics aims to present a broad assessment of the situation in relation to the WTO and Doha Round with a view to making some recommendations for the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC) that was held in Geneva,...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics outlines a number of policy tools which can be used in order to overcome some of the real and regulatory challenges faced by developing countries in their efforts to diversify exports in the face of climate...
The ambition of groups of developing countries to achieve greater economic integration among themselves often finds expression in decisions to pursue the establishment of a ‘single market’ or ‘single market and economy’ (SME). Recently, ministers of...
This Discussion Paper outlines why taxation matters to Commonwealth developing countries not simply for raising revenues to pay for development, but as a means of shaping the governance context that influences that development. In seeking to reduce...
Small states and low-income countries (LICs) face significant challenges in their efforts to export services. They are primarily interested in supplying services from one country to another (also referred to in WTO jargon as ‘Mode 1’ or ‘cross-border...
AfT came under renewed focus under World Trade Organization (WTO)-sponsored Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations, as many developing countries realised that their lack of supply-side capacity prevented them from sharing in the expansion of...
The international community met in Istanbul, Turkey, on 9–13 May 2011 to forge a ten-year programme of action for the 48 least developed countries (LDCs). This will be the fourth such programme in as many decades. Only three countries have ever...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides a perspective from the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the benefits that would accrue to the least developed countries (LDCs) with the successful conclusion of the Doha Round of multilateral...
Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) is a process of government reform that reviews public programmes and services to choose the most appropriate organisational forms and delivery mechanisms to achieve government objectives. It has regained currency in...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics suggests some domestic policies by LDC governments and actions by the international community that can help LDCs maximise the gains from natural resource exploitation. The Trade Hot Topics series provides...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics offers a preliminary insight into what it means for developing country governments to commit to investor-state dispute settlement, and how this commitment entails linkages to their development policy space...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics entitled Helping LDCs to Catch Up - by Paul Collier - proposes some practical steps that could be considered in the upcoming Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to be held...
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