Trade Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Development
Trade Policy for sustainable and inclusive development 

International trade is an engine for economic growth that can contribute to promoting sustainable development. It can be a powerful force for creating jobs, fostering efficient use of resources, stimulating entrepreneurship and ultimately lifting people out of poverty.

Although trade can contribute to development, many developing countries face challenges to make sure trade contributes to development. This is because they have limited capacity to analyze the relationship between trade, productive capacity and employment, assess policy options and formulate and implement adequate national trade policy frameworks. This hampers their ability to make full use of the transformative power of trade for development.

The aim of UNCTAD work in this area is to contribute to the (re)formulation and implementation of national trade policy regimes according a country's own development priorities and needs. Research and training activities provide the tools to policymakers in developing countries and transition economies that enable them to set their own priorities, make impact assessments of different policy options and devise the best actions, including at the sectoral level.

 

 News

 
UNCTAD
14 March 2017Building trust and confidence for a successful digital economic era
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05 August 2016Trade Directors and experts on trade policy formulation meet at UNCTAD 14
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21 June 2016Zambia upgrades its trade policy
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04 April 2016New Trade Policy Framework for Botswana
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28 September 2015Algeria prepares Trade Policy Framework with UNCTAD assistance
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10 September 2015Dominican Republic prepares Trade Policy Framework with UNCTAD assistance
11 February 2015Trade Policy Framework for Jamaica: UNCTAD supports Jamaica in improving trade performance and mainstream trade in its development strategy
21 October 2014Angola prepares Trade Policy Framework with assistance of UNCTAD

 

 Documents and Publications

 
Trade Policy Framework: Panama (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2016/3)
Trade Policy Framework: Botswana (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2016/1)
Trade Policy Framework: Namibia (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2016/2)
Trade Policy Framework: Angola (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2015/5)
Trade Policy Framework: Jamaica (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2013/9)

 

 Events and Meetings

 
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