Looking at Trade from a Gender Perspective

Volume
6,
Number
4
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12 June 2017
13 June 2017
The potential of trade and trade policy to advance sustainable development objectives is reflected in the various trade-related commitments contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The persistence of significant gender-related constraints in African societies at large, however,...
13 June 2017
Is trade policy an effective instrument to narrow existing gender gaps? Can more gender-sensitive trade policies hinder the spread of the anti-globalisation backlash? This article attempts to provide answers to these questions with a focus on Africa. Trade policy is not gender neutral. The...
13 June 2017
The macadamia nuts industry is a promising sector for Kenya’s economy, but because of gender-related constraints, men and women do not enjoy the same opportunities in the value chain. What are the challenges that women face, and how can they be tackled? Agriculture is the dominant sector in the...
13 June 2017
Policy makers are increasingly turning to integration and upgrading in global value chains (GVCs) as a means of driving development. How can they ensure that both men and women can access and benefit from GVCs? Picture this: A group of young women, dressed alike in trendy uniforms, step out from a...
13 June 2017
How did the setting up of export processing zones (EPZs) in COMESA countries affect women? How did tariff changes affect female employment in the manufacturing sector? The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) was formed in 1994 to replace the former Preferential Trade Area for...
13 June 2017
What are the gender-based constraints faced by women in accessing employment and business opportunities in the service sector? How can governments tackle these barriers through gender-sensitive policy interventions? The service sector makes a substantial contribution to the world economy, providing...
13 June 2017
Options for WTO Negotiations on Agriculture Domestic Support – ICTSD – May 2017 This information note analyses various options for negotiating agricultural domestic support – one of the three pillars of WTO negotiations in the area of agriculture –, drawing on ideas that have been put forward at...