We conduct policy-oriented research on the interlinkages between trade and poverty in poor, developing countries such as those in Africa and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The overall goal of research activities is to identify policy options at the national and international levels on the use of trade as a tool for poverty eradication.
Our research activities address critical issues such as the composition of trade and the nature of trade specialization, the role of inclusive structural transformation, the effective integration of trade in national development strategies, the promotion of regional integration and infrastructure development, the need to foster innovation, the design of strategies to enhance development partnerships, and the interdependence between trade and international economic relations.
Trade and poverty papers
The aim of this series is to disseminate the findings of research work on the inter-linkages between trade and poverty and to identify policy options at the national and international levels on the use of trade as a more effective tool for poverty eradication.
The opinions expressed in these papers are those of the authors and are not to be taken as the official views of UNCTAD or its member states.