Spotlight on Sustainability Standards

Volume
6,
Number
7
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13 October 2017
13 October 2017
In today’s global production and trade landscape, developing the ability to comply with a growing number of sustainability standards has become a necessary step for many producers to access markets, distribution channels, and buyers. In global value chains in particular, an increasing variety of...
13 October 2017
Compliance with regulations and standards plays a central role in global trade competitiveness, in particular in the context of global value chains. What are the implications of these instruments for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? There has been an important shift in the...
13 October 2017
The potential for sustainable trade to be a catalyst for socially and environmentally sound development on the African continent is enormous. How can new partnerships and approaches to developing and implementing sustainability standards in Africa drive more benefits to producers? Despite its...
13 October 2017
Compliance with product, service, and process requirements is a must to trade through global value chains. As some of these requirements are operated through private standard schemes, how can the governance and operation of such schemes be improved to support the realisation of sustainable...
13 October 2017
Africa’s tourism sector can contribute to sustainable development. How can African countries ensure the retention of a larger share of gross tourism revenues within their economies, and increase the sector’s contribution to Africa’s GDP? Tourism’s potential to contribute to sustainable development...
13 October 2017
A comparison of progress in integration in African regional economic communities with that of other South–South regional integration arrangements reveals slow progress in meeting overly ambitious objectives. Following an aborted early phase of integration in 1980 under the Lagos plan, regional...
13 October 2017
The Role of Aid for Trade in Building the Capacity of Developing Country Firms to Meet Sustainability Standards – ICTSD – October 2017 One of the major contemporary challenges facing developing country firms, and especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is the ever increasing number of...