Aid for Trade
A strategy to leverage the digital transformation for developmentGlobal Review 2019
The digital transformation provides developing economies new opportunities to leapfrog industrial age infrastructure, to draw on the vast knowledge spillovers from the internet, to take advantage of new markets offered by digital platforms and to exploit production possibilities enabled by digital technologies.
For trade development, shifting from fragility to resilienceGlobal Review 2019
The relative importance of trade and the degree of export concentration are higher than average in fragile least developed countries (LDCs).
Aid for trade, economic diversification and empowerment in the least developed countriesGlobal Review 2019
Economic diversification and empowerment are essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; they also embody the rationale behind the Aid for Trade Initiative.
The African Continental Free Trade Area: Dawn of a new eraGlobal Review 2019
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will transform the way Africa trades, with intra-African trade expected to increase by 15-25 per cent, and the boost to trade in industrial goods accelerating diversification of Africa’s economies.
In Malawi, bolstering youth and women’s employment through sectoral skills strategiesGlobal Review 2019
Skills strategies can provide a bridging mechanism to enable disadvantaged groups such as youth and women to gain from international trade.
Economic diversification: Why trade mattersGlobal Review 2019
Economic diversification is a key element of development in which a country moves to a more diverse production structure, scaling-up resilience to external shocks and providing a path for equitable growth.
Fisheries subsidies negotiations: What is at stake for least developed countries?Global Review 2019
Fisheries are a crucial source of animal protein, livelihoods and export earnings for many developing countries, including several least developed countries.
Global value chains and development paths: A conversation with Caroline FreundGlobal Review 2019
Talking global value chains and trade integration, ahead of forthcoming World Bank report
Tentative steps to implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement in least developed countriesGlobal Review 2019
Agreement provides least developed countries with novel provisions, with consultation needs taking centre stage