Global economic governance on shifting ground

Volume
4,
Number
8
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2 October 2015
4 October 2015
Where has the current global economic landscape come from and where exactly is it going ? This is a question foremost on the mind of the international community as it negotiates, deliberates, and adopts guiding decisions on the post-2015 sustainable development global framework. The world is...
4 October 2015
With the adoption of “The 2030 agenda for sustainable development” and negotiations on a new climate regime, what’s changed for governance of the global economy in the last two decades, and what have we learned? This article maps the shifting context for trade, investment, and sustainable...
4 October 2015
An African ministerial meeting, organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO), to be held in Senegal next November 3-5 should embrace a balanced and development-oriented approach to intellectual property. Such an approach ought to take into...
4 October 2015
What kind of policy reforms should be undertaken both at the domestic and international levels to support LDCs technological upgrading and innovation for better integration into global value chains? Innovation and technological change have radically altered the economic landscape over the past...
4 October 2015
Under the 2014 US Farm Bill, US cotton producers will receive subsidies that will have significant trade-distorting effects, especially in times of very low world market prices for cotton, but also in times of fairly high prices. This continues to be particularly problematic for many developing...
4 October 2015
EU calls for extension of TRIPS waiver for LDCs The European Commission announced this week that it will support the least developed countries' (LDCs) request for easier access to cheaper medicines through an indefinite exemption from WTO intellectual property rules for pharmaceuticals. "Although...
4 October 2015
The 2014 US Farm Bill and its Effects on the World Market for Cotton – ICTSD – September 2015 Under the 2014 US Farm Bill, US cotton producers will receive significant subsidies which will have trade-distorting effects irrespective of future cotton prices. At a futures market cotton price of US$ 0...