Pro-poor growth is about changing the distribution of relative incomes through the growth process to favour the poor. This discussion paper tries to explore the way that would produce superior poverty reducing results in the current global trade architecture. In this analysis, the paper examines linkages between trade policy and poverty reduction in relation to WTO, the Integrated Framework Initiative, regional trade policies in Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper processes in Bangladesh and Cambodia. [ [Discussion Papers]
International Trade has a major role to play to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and reduce absolute poverty by 2015.Given this, a study of the Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction Initiatives in Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries provided by both governmental and inter-governmental institutions will provide information necessary for making recommendations on how to make these initiatives more relevant for ESA development and poverty reduction efforts. The discussion paper addresses this issue. [Discussion Papers]
There is a heated debate about the links between trade, development and poverty reduction. The debate in the UK is a rich one, with many different actors actively engaged. The UK government has put out several statements on UK trade policy and often this relates to what it thinks the EU should do.
This background paper provides details on how policies were adopted by providing a detailed overview of what trade measures the UK Government has put forward in their policy documents and what the Government thinks about how the linkages between trade, development and poverty reduction are expected to work. It also examines the perceptions of UK and EU trade policies by UK-based NGOs and business interest groups. [Discussion Papers]
This paper is about the contribution that international trade and Dutch government policy make to poverty alleviation in developing countries. It will argue that the Netherlands’ efficient infrastructure facilitates the importation of goods from these countries into Europe. These goods continue to meet many EU-wide trade barriers but the Dutch government is using its influence to bring these barriers down.[Discussion Papers]