Isabelle Ramdoo

Senior Associate and Development Economist, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Isabelle Ramdoo is  Senior Associate and Development Economist, International Institute for Sustainable Development. 

She was a Member of the Economic and Trade Cooperation Programme (ETC) at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), in Maastricht. Before joining ECDPM in November 2009, she was a Trade Policy Analyst in the International Trade Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cooperation in Mauritius. She was extensively involved in the EPA Negotiations, as part of the Mauritian technical negotiating team, in particular in Trade in Goods, and more recently in investment and trade in services, in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. She was also closely involved in the regional integration process, in particular in negotiations on COMESA Services. Prior to that, she was also an economist at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Mauritius. She was also an intern at the WTO, in the Institute of Training and Technical Cooperation, where she developed guidelines for conducting needs assessments for technical assistance and training. Isabelle holds a "Maitrise Adminstration Economique et Sociale, Mention Commerce et Affaires Internationales" from the University of Montpellier III, France.

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25 October 2016
Какими стратегиями могут воспользоваться страны с низким уровнем доходов для перестройки своей экономики и диверсификации производства? Автор этой статьи рассказывает о трех видах промышленной политики, подробно рассматривая факторы успеха каждой из них. Промышленная политика играет значительную...
30 March 2016
Comment interpréter les résultats obtenus lors de la 10 ème Conférence ministérielle de l’OMC à Nairobi ? Lors la 10 ème Conférence ministérielle de l’OMC, qui s’est déroulée à Nairobi en décembre dernier, les ministres des États membres se sont réunis en Afrique pour la première fois depuis la...
10 March 2016
For the first time since its creation, WTO ministers convened in Africa for the Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The ministers had a daunting task: salvage the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) that has suffered from a negotiating stasis for over a decade and most importantly, prevent...
1 September 2015
ACP countries were required for the first time to negotiate reciprocal, though asymmetric trade agreements, with a major – and developed – trading partner, the EU, giving birth to the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). What have ACP countries gained more than what they already had and how fit...
28 April 2015
Après douze longues années de laborieuses négociations, le régime commercial non-réciproque vieux de 50 ans entre l’Europe et ses partenaires d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique a pris fin le 1 er octobre 2014. Le régime commercial non-préférentiel, prévu par les Accords successifs de Yaoundé,...
3 October 2011
La Commission européenne (CE) a finalement annoncé le 30 septembre 2011 que les pays ayant conclu un Accord de partenariat économique (APE), mais n'ayant pas encore pris les mesures nécessaires à la ratification et à la mise en œuvre de celui-ci, ne pourraient plus bénéficier de l'accès au marché...
30 September 2011
The European Commission (EC) finally announced on 30th September 2011 that countries that have concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) but not taken the necessary steps to ratify and implement it would no longer benefit from the EPA market access to Europe as from 1st January 2014. The EC...
22 July 2011
1. Introduction Dans le cadre du schéma de Préférences Généralisées (SPG), l'UE accorde des avantages commerciaux aux pays en voie de développement sous forme de réduction ou d'exonération des droits de douane sur ses importations. La Commission européenne (CE) a présenté le 10 mai 2011 une...
22 July 2011
La récente proposition de la CE sur la réforme du SPG s'inscrit dans un contexte de mondialisation croissante dans lequel beaucoup ressentent le besoin de réexaminer le système de préférences pour tenir compte des évolutions de l'environnement économique. Cette proposition a suscité d'importants...
15 July 2011
1. Background The EU grants trade benefits through the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) to developing countries in the form of reduced or zero customs tariffs on imports. On 10 May 2011, the European Commission (EC) put forward its proposal for a new European Union (EU) regulation applying a...
15 July 2011
The recent EC proposal on the reform of the GSP Scheme is inscribed in the context of an increasingly globalised world where many feel a need to review the system of preferences to reflect the changing economic landscape. The Proposal has triggered wide debates from various sides; some highlighting...
18 February 2011
La plupart des pays africains n égocient depuis 2002 la signature d'accords de partenariat économique avec l'Union europ éenne (UE). L'élimination souhaitée par l'Europe des taxes à l'exportation constitue l'une des principales questions "litigieuses". Cette question suscite des préoccupations...
10 February 2011
Most African countries have entered into Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU) since 2002 and the latter's request to eliminate export taxes was one of the main "contentious" issues. This has raised increasing concerns among many African countries since it...