Editorial

Volume
10,
Number
2
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4 April 2011
4 April 2011
Looking at Small and Vulnerable Economies (SVEs), Massimiliano Calì and Dirk Willem te Velde, from the Overseas Development Institute , and Mohammad Razzaque, from the Commonwealth Secretariat, analyse the rationale and effectiveness of Aid for Trade (AfT) in SVEs. Their analysis stresses the...
4 April 2011
Stumbling Blocks Appear in Negotiations on UN LDC Summit UN members will meet in Istanbul from 9-13 May for the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (UNLDC-IV). They are expected to assess the plan of action adopted at the last such conference, in Brussels in 2001, and...
4 April 2011
The discussions around Aid for Trade (AfT) tend to treat beneficiary countries as an homogeneous group of developing countries. However, a variety of important factors and needs specific to recipient countries should be considered in order to devise any effective AfT strategies. A group of...
4 April 2011
Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices are the foundation of sustainable agricultural production as well as crucial determinants of the productive capacities of a given country's agricultural sector. By examining Uganda's experience, this article argues that in order to improve policy...
4 April 2011
As the third global review of Aid for Trade (AfT) draws close, the monitoring efforts of the AfT initiative coordinated by the WTO and OECD have intensified. WTO members, observers, international financial institutions, multilateral and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, and...
4 April 2011
Reflections on the future of the European Union's (EU) development policy largely focus on strengthening support for inclusive growth and sustainable development, notably through market-led reforms, private sector development and Aid for Trade. In this context, the European Commission published a...
4 April 2011
A prominent debate is underway in the Caribbean on the vexing question - "Is the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in crisis?" Many observers share the view that the small states of the Caribbean are facing ‘existential threats' that pose serious "systemic challenges to [their] viability as functioning...
4 April 2011
Protected Geographical Indication: what is at stake? A Geographical Indication (GI) is a distinctive sign used to label a product with the name of its territory of origin, an origin that carries a certain reputation or a certain quality. This tool is widely spread and used in the EU to...
4 April 2011
ACP countries call for help with using WTO trade remedies Helping small, poor countries make use of WTO trade remedy rules was the subject of discussion in the rules negotiations on 21-23 February, as the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group called for the creation of a ‘facility' to assist...
4 April 2011
Central Africa and EU resume EPA negotiations Central African and European Union (EU) technical experts resumed EPA negotiations in three working group meetings - market access, rules of origin and customs issues; services and investment; and EPA accompanying measures - held from 31 January to 4...
4 April 2011
March 2 ACP secretariat - Special meeting of the Committee of Ambassadors, Brussels, Belgium 2-4 EU-Pacific Islands Climate Change Conference, Vanuatu 3 ACP meeting with the UN High Representatives for the LDC and SIDS, Brussels, Belgium 14 Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit (ACTS), Brussels, Belgium...
4 April 2011
March 22 Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session 24-25 Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade 25 Dispute Settlement Body 30-31 Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures 31 Committee on Agriculture 31 Committee on Trade and Development April 5+7 Trade Policy review Body -...
4 April 2011
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending certain regulations relating to the common commercial policy as regards the procedures for the adoption of certain measures, European Commission, 7 March 2011, http://ec.europa.eu Press release: 3070th Council meeting...