The following would be the outcomes of the project:

  • Eight CSOs capable of analysing, articulating and advocating on emerging and relevant issues, with regard to globalisation and the WTO in India – with a special focus on agriculture and textiles – with civil society, media and the state at all levels (PRI-District-State-National) for the benefit of the poor with a special focus on women.

  • At least two pro-poor changes are made to the Foreign Trade Policy of India, 2004-2009.

  • The establishment of a National Trade Policy Council (NTPC) plus the establishment of State Trade Policy Councils (STPCs) in at least six out of eight states CUTS is working in, and that should ensure the participation of civil society in policy development around trade issues.
  • A well-established network of Indian CSOs to work on issues of globalisation and the WTO on a continuous basis through interaction with research and other networks, which will enhance the skills/capacity of the involved CSOs.

A study document indicating the impact of the WTO rules and regulations on the poor in India with a special focus on women, a thematic focus on agriculture and textiles and a geographical focus on the states of Rajasthan and West Bengal as both agriculture and textiles are big issues in both these states. The study document will be used for advocacy at the Hong Kong Ministerial of the WTO, relevant ministries/departments in India, and with the civil society.