Trade Policy

July 27, 2018 - Daria Shatskova

Daniel Gay: The long and winding road to LDC graduation

Trade Policy

The EIF’s Daria Shatskova talks development in the world’s poorest countries with UNDESA’s Daniel Gay

June 08, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic, Mbaye Ndiaye

Study provides roadmap for Mauritania’s diversification

Trade Policy

A study published two years ago — the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) update — has helped to push forward the Islamic Republic of Mauritania’s reform agenda, by providing a roadmap for how the small African and Arab country can strategically diversify its exports to grow its wealth and reduce poverty

April 25, 2018 - WTO

WTO reports improved notification of preferential rules of origin for Least Developed Countries

Trade Policy

Those countries granting preferences to LDC imports often condition the benefits on the imports meeting minimum "LDC content" as set out under their rules of origin schemes

April 09, 2018 - Lynsey Grosfield

Intra-African trade gets streamlined: What does this mean for Least Developed Countries?

Trade Policy

Signed in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018, this landmark agreement brokered by the African Union — and signed by 80 percent of AU members — is the largest trade agreement signed since the establishment of the WTO

March 13, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

WTO issues call for papers for 2018 Essay Award for Young Economists

Trade Policy

The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2018 WTO Essay Award. The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

March 12, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Shifting nature of trade talks could make a mark on developing countries

Trade Policy

In scales and makeup of trade negotiations, for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) there is more than meets the eye

March 03, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

Changes needed to Tanzania’s business environment, study says

Trade Policy

A new study for Tanzania — the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) update — highlights opportunities for developing and improving trade opportunities for Tanzanian businesses and investors.

January 25, 2018 - Simon Hess, Michelle Kovacevic

Training the next generation of trade negotiators in Zambia

Trade Policy

You may not expect a graduate of an arts degree to say that a trade policy course was their favourite subject, but if you ask Zondwayo Duma from Zambia, that’s exactly what he’ll tell you.

January 16, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

How Cambodia became ‘famous’ for its trade strategy

Trade Policy

The year is 2017 and Cambodia has stepped into a role that has been out of its reach for years — the voice of the 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the Word Trade Organization.