Book launch: “The Role of Trade in Ending Poverty”

“The Role of Trade in Ending Poverty” examines the links between trade and economic growth, and the key constraints the extreme poor face in benefiting from trade opportunities. It discusses policy responses and implications for the WTO and the World Bank Group.

Written jointly by the World Bank Group and the WTO, the publication examines trade and poverty across four dimensions: rural poverty; the informal economy; the impact of fragility and conflict; and gender. The publication looks at how trade could make a greater contribution to ending poverty by increased efforts to lower trade costs, to improve the enabling environment, to implement trade policy in conjunction with other areas of policy, to better manage risks faced by the poor, and to improve data used for policy-making.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015
WTO Headquarters
Centre William Rappard, Room W



Introductory video

Trade Starts Here: Jackson Mutua





Remarks by Roberto Azevêdo, WTO Director-General



Remarks by Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group



Questions and answers



Conclusion of launch event


The Role of Trade in Ending Poverty

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