Trade recovery in the wake of Ebola

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6 May 2015
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It may be too early to make any decisive claims, but the fight against Ebola seems to be coming to an end. While Liberia has just been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), weekly infections in Guinea and Sierra Leone have dropped to single digits for the first time since the...
6 May 2015
In addition to the severe effects of Ebola, the virus has implications for trade, investment, and regional integration in West Africa. What can be done to revitalise trade in West Africa in a post Ebola context? The outbreak of the Ebola virus in parts of West Africa has been widely declared a...
6 May 2015
How has the Ebola crisis affected the Liberian economy? What possibilities exist around revitalising the gears of the private sector and spurring growth in the short term until existing medium-long term reforms are implemented ? Can a stimulus program aimed at MSMEs and consumers work in the...
6 May 2015
Given the features of the new global context what could elements of a post-Bali work programme on agriculture be? The global agricultural trade landscape has evolved significantly since negotiations froze in 2008 – and even more so since Doha was launched in 2001. As WTO Members start crafting the...
6 May 2015
The food security of poor developing countries has been challenged in recent years due to high world market prices and price volatility. What have been the policy responses and what are the implications for WTO disciplines? The food security of poor developing countries, especially the Least...
6 May 2015
The incidence of import surges fell during the recent period of higher global food prices. Perhaps counter-intuitively, this was not because import volumes fell, but because they increased at a rapid and more constant rate. The implications of different patterns of imports therefore need to be...
6 May 2015
What are the intra-regional trade and trade facilitation situations in North Africa ? What actions need to be taken to support trade and economic integration in the region ? The WTO General Council held on November 27, 2014 ended a deadlock lasting several months, impeding implementation of the...
6 May 2015
WB grant millions for Ebola recovery The World Bank Group announced on 17 April 2015 at the summit Ebola organized as part of the traditional spring meetings of the World Bank and the IMF, the granting of additional aid worth of US$ 650 million to the most seriously affected by Ebola country. The...
6 May 2015
Industrial Policies in a Changing World: What Prospects for Low Income Countries? -- E15 Initiative – May 2014 This paper focuses on some industrial policies and strategies adopted by Low Income Countries (LICs) and the conditions under which their objectives were achieved (or not). They include...