Trade and Poverty Reduction
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The Trade and Poverty Unit conducts research and policy analyses on interlinkages between trade and poverty in poor developing countries such as those in Africa and the least developed countries (LDCs). The overall goal of our research activities is to identify policy options at the national and international levels on the use of trade as a tool for poverty eradication in Africa and the LDCs.

Over the past few years, the unit has through its research activities addressed issues critical to strengthening linkages between trade and poverty in Africa and LDCs.

These include:

  • The composition of trade and the nature of specialization
  • The role of inclusive structural transformation
  • The effective integration of trade in national development strategies
  • Promotion of regional Integration and infrastructure development
  • Fostering innovation
  • Enhancing effectiveness of development partnerships
  • The interdependence between trade and other international economic relations

The unit has also made useful contributions to intellectual debates on trade and poverty issues through UN publications and publications in academic journals and books.

 
 

 News

 
Flag of Dom Rep
10 September 2015Dominican Republic prepares Trade Policy Framework with UNCTAD assistance
Africa
10 April 2015Putting trade at the heart of poverty-reduction policies in Africa
World We Want - Post 2015
23 January 2013UNCTAD to lead post-2015 e-discussion on development-led globalization

 

 Events and Meetings

 
 

 Documents and Publications

 

 

 Selected External Publications

 
Africa's Progress in Regional and Global Economic Integration, by A. Gutowski, T. Knedlik, P. Osakwe, I. Ramdoo, and K. Wohlmuth (eds.) in African Development Perspectives Yearbook 2015/16, Vol. 18. LIT Verlag Publishing: Zurich (2016).
Mainstreaming Trade in Africa: Lessons from Asia and the Way Forward, by T. Lötter, R. Schatz and T. Thomas (eds.) in Africa Growth Report 2016 InnoVatio Publishing: New York and Pretoria
Estimating the Impact of Trade Specialisation and Trade Policy on Poverty in Developing Countries, in The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development. Published online 5 March 2017

 


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