Christophe Bellmann

Senior Resident Research Associate

Christophe BELLMANN is a Senior Resident Research Associate at ICTSD with more than 20 years of experience working on international trade negotiations and policy making from a sustainable development perspective. Mr. Bellmann joined ICTSD in 1998, first as Programme Officer for Outreach and Partnership, then as Director of Policy Dialogues and since 2002, as Programmes Director. Before joining our Organisation, Mr. Bellmann worked for the Swiss Coalition of Development Organisations (SCDO) where he was responsible for activities on multilateral trade and sustainable development issues. Mr. Bellmann has also worked as a Research Associate at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, on the relationship between trade and the environment.

Mr. Bellmann has edited and published a wide range of books, articles and opinion pieces in English, French and Spanish on trade and sustainable development. His work focuses on international trade negotiations, development policies and environmental governance in areas such as agriculture and food security, fisheries, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, rules, regional trade, services and intellectual property rights, He holds an MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva. Mr. Bellmann is a citizen of Switzerland.

 

 

Opinion

1 October 2015
Alors que les dirigeants mondiaux ont adopté la semaine passée un nouveau programme ambitieux sur le développement durable, ils ont l’opportunité de démontrer le sérieux de leur promesse d’éliminer la faim en rendant le commerce mondial plus équitable pour les générations actuelles et futures. En...
25 September 2015
As world leaders approve a bold new agenda on sustainable development, they could show they’re serious about a promise to end hunger by making global food and farm trade fairer for current and future generations. Governments are due to agree a landmark 2030 target for ending hunger and malnutrition...

Research

Bridges news

26 October 2016
Comment le cadre des ODD aborde-t-il la question du commerce et en quoi reformer la gouvernance commerciale internationale pourrait contribuer à la réalisation des objectifs et des cibles du Programme de développement durable à l’horizon de 2030 ? En septembre 2015, l’Assemblée générale des Nations...
18 October 2016
How is trade treated in the SDG framework, and what are possible avenues through which trade governance reforms could help advance the goals and targets embedded in the 2030 Agenda? In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of 17...
30 March 2016
Cet article passe en revue les principaux résultats de la 10 ème Conférence ministérielle de l’OMC et tente de dégager quelques pistes pour faire avancer les intérêts des pays les moins avancés (PMA) dans le contexte de l’après-Nairobi. La conférence ministérielle de Nairobi a accouché d’un...
10 March 2016
As the dust from the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya settles and delegates resume their discussions in Geneva, this piece reviews some of the key MC10 outcomes and assesses possible ways forward to advance the concerns of least developed countries (LDCs). The Nairobi...
24 November 2015
À l’approche de Nairobi, les pourparlers s’orientent vers un résultat sur la concurrence à l’exportation en matière d’agriculture, un « mini-paquet » en faveur des PMA axé probablement sur l’accès aux marchés, les règles d’origine, le coton et la dérogation pour les services, ainsi que sur plus de...
11 November 2015
As we move to the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, WTO members are discussing the contours of a possible outcome around export competition in agriculture, a small LDC package, probably focusing on duty-free quota-free market access, rules of origin, cotton, the services waiver and some...
29 May 2015
Les échanges agricoles internationaux ont beaucoup évolué depuis le gel des négociations en 2008 et encore plus depuis le lancement du cycle de Doha en 2001. Alors que les membres de l’OMC commencent à élaborer les contours d’un programme de travail pour l’après-Bali, il est essentiel de bien...
26 May 2015
Case studies conducted on the ground in eight developing countries suggest that Aid for Trade is effective when the right conditions prevail. However, these conditions are often absent. The Aid for Trade initiative should refocus on building the institutional mechanisms that are critical to the...
6 May 2015
Given the features of the new global context what could elements of a post-Bali work programme on agriculture be? The global agricultural trade landscape has evolved significantly since negotiations froze in 2008 – and even more so since Doha was launched in 2001. As WTO Members start crafting the...
28 November 2013
Debido a sus dificultades estructurales que se reflejan en bajos niveles de ingreso, alta vulnerabilidad económica y frágil capital humano, los países menos adelantados (PMA) se enfrentan a retos particulares para integrarse a la economía mundial. Debido a que son los participantes más débiles en...
25 November 2013
En novembre 2012, un groupe de pays en voie de développement a soumis un projet de proposition à l'Organisation Mondiale du Commerce (OMC), suggérant une plus grande flexibilité en matière de règles commerciales agricoles. Le groupe, appelé G-33, est une coalition de pays en voie de développement...
15 November 2013
What is the way forward for LDCs in a post-Bali and post-Doha context? Because of their structural handicaps reflected in low income levels, high economic vulnerability and weak human assets, least-developed countries (LDCs) face particular challenges in integrating into the global economy. As the...
4 July 2013
A number of developments have made evaluation more urgent than ever before. First, donors are facing a tight budget situation at home, forcing them to reassess their external aid policy. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data shows that both AfT flows and total aid...
7 May 2006
Desde o fim do prazo de 30 de abril de 2006 para um acordo sobre as modalidades, as negociações sobre produtos especiais foram intensificadas. Quatro propostas com diferentes detalhamentos são discutidas atualmente com graus variados de apoio dos grupos de países. O G-33 – um grupo que reúne mais...
1 December 1997
`When we talk about market access we can bring out all kinds of economic arguments regarding access to developed country textile markets and so on but as long as issues relating to power are not addressed there is no way we can bring about changes in the relationship between the North and the South...