Aid for trade must focus on the poorest, most fragile countries

Originally published by Devex on 5 July 2019

In the last two decades, the international community has banded together many times to strategize a way forward that will bring peace, prosperity, and sustainable development for all.

Through efforts such as the Millennium Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries and others, the world has come a long way in lifting people out of poverty.

Underlying these efforts is the recognition that addressing the development needs of the world’s poorest countries has enormous potential for economic growth, for welfare, and for prosperity the world over.

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KEYWORDS: fragile states

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