Paolo Ghisu

Programme Officer, Agriculture

Paolo Ghisu is Programme Officer for the Agriculture Programme. He joined ICTSD in April 2008, where he firstly worked in the Regionalism Program, before becoming Programme Officer for the Developemnt Programme. Before joining ICTSD, he worked as intern in the Human Rights Department of the Permanent Mission of Italy in Geneva. He holds a Master in International Relations with a major in International Economics and a BS in Economics from the University of Trento. He also studied and performed research at the University of Melbourne on rural development and ethnic minority policies in China. Previously, he conducted field research in Tanzania, where he undertook monitoring and assessment of rural development projects in the Kipengere Range. Mr. Ghisu is a citizen of Italy.

Bridges news

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...
4 March 2015
Abstract: This article critically examines India’s duty-free trade preference scheme and seeks options to improve it. India’s offer of a duty-free scheme for LDCs – the first of its kind among emerging economies – is a welcome initiative and an example for other developing countries “in a position...
11 November 2013
While the aid for trade initiative has great potential to help address climate change, the necessary conditions are not often present in LDCs. It is necessary to ensure the institutional mechanisms are in place to allow for the effective delivery of aid and, as this article points out, help the...
22 July 2013
Becoming a member of the WTO is an extremely difficult process, especially for the least developed countries (LDCs). The Vanuatu experience, analysed in the following article, reveals the complexity of this process. Indeed, acceding to the WTO can be long-drawn, complex and demanding on the limited...
4 July 2013
There is now a growing body of evidence suggesting that sub-Saharan Africa is among the regions of the world that is most exposed to the deleterious effects of climate change. Effects such as decreases in precipitation levels, increased frequency of extreme weather events, and shifting of rainy...
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...
11 April 2011
Au fur et à mesure qu'approche le troisième examen global de l'Aide pour le Commerce (APC), les efforts de suivi de l'Initiative d'APC coordonnés par l'OMC et l'OCDE se sont intensifiés. Les membres de l'OMC, ses observateurs, les institutions financières internationales, les organisations...
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...
16 December 2009
Le secteur de la pêche représente une source d'emploi direct et indirect pour environ 200 millions de personnes dans le monde. Il joue également un rôle essentiel dans la promotion de la sécurité alimentaire, constituant une source importante de consommation de protéines animales par habitant dans...
15 December 2009
The fisheries sector provides a source of direct and indirect employment for some 200 million people worldwide. It also plays a crucial role in advancing food security, accounting for a large source of per capita animal protein intake in many coastal areas. Overexploitation of fish stocks, however...
3 February 2009
Dans les années à venir, les pays les moins avancés (PMA), les petites économies vulnérables (SVE) ainsi que les petits Etats insulaires en développement (SIDS) doivent s’attendre à des menaces de plus en plus importantes liées au changement climatique telles que sécheresses, inondations et...
2 February 2009
In the coming years, least developed countries (LDCs), small and vulnerable economies (SVEs), and small islands developing states (SIDS) are expected to face increasing levels of climate-related threats such as droughts, floods, and hurricanes. Given their economic and trade specialization in...
28 July 2008
Les pays en développement sont en mesure d'atteindre une croissance rapide, durable et équitable s'ils s'impliquent et s'intègrent dans l'économie mondiale et s'ils ont des dirigeants engagés. C'est le message clé d'une étude récemment publiée, le ‘Rapport sur la croissance', préparé par un groupe...
22 July 2008
Developing countries can achieve fast, sustained, equitable growth if they engage and integrate with the global economy and have committed leaders. This is the key message of the recently published ‘Growth Report', a study put together by a group of policy makers and economists, mostly from...