Written mainly by developing-country authors in consultation with local
businesses and communities, the case studies contribute to our
understanding of the ways in which low-income communities are dealing
with trade as a practical challenge, especially in the Asia-Pacific
region where approximately two-thirds of the world’s poor live. While
making it clear that there is no ‘one size fits all’ formula, the
research and stories highlight a number of necessary preconditions, such
as political commitment and cooperation at all levels, if trade is to
successfully reduce poverty.
Openness to trade, serious commitment to domestic reform, trade-related
capacity building, a robust and responsible private sector and access to
the markets of developed countries are all identified as powerful tools
for building trade-related sustainable development.
Edited by Andrew L. Stoler (University of Adelaide), Jim Redden
(University of Adelaide) and Lee Ann Jackson (World Trade Organization).
Published in 2009
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