FUELLING TRADE IN THE DIGITAL ERA: POLICY ROADMAP FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. By Kati Suominen for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (July 2017). This new paper takes a closer look at the regions of Eastern and Southern Africa to see the role that e-commerce can play in transforming those economies, including through trade, and in achieving development objectives. The paper is available to download at the ICTSD website.
EVALUATING THE IMPLEMENTATION OBLIGATIONS OF THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT. By Robert McDougall for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (July 2017). This new paper examines the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement in relation to existing global trade rules, including what implications this new agreement can have in the dispute settlement process. The paper is available to download at the ICTSD website.
STICKING TO THE JOB: KEY TRADE POLICY CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE G20 HAMBURG SUMMIT AND BEYOND. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (July 2017). This compilation of policy recommendations is designed for the G20 process, both in terms of the recent Hamburg summit and future discussions. The expert contributions examine areas such as the multilateral trading system, the international investment regime, climate action, and the digital economy. To download this collection, visit ICTSD’s website.
OECD-FAO AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK 2017-2026. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (July 2017). This latest edition of the annual OECD-FAO publication reviews projections for agricultural markets over the coming decade, looking at areas such as prices and trade. The outlook is available for download at the following website.
AT THE CROSSROADS: BALANCING THE FINANCIAL AND SOCIAL COSTS OF COAL TRANSITION IN CHINA. Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (July 2017). This report examines the current shift away from coal in the Shanxi province, and proposes recommendations for incorporating sustainable development considerations further. This report draws on case studies from other countries and regions in both Europe and the United States. To download this report, visit IISD’s website.
MAKING GOVERNANCE WORK FOR WATER-ENERGY-FOOD NEXUS APPROACHES. Published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (July 2017). This Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) paper explores the effectiveness of governance for the “water-energy-food nexus,” building from studies across different regions. It also examines the roles of institutions in this context. For more information, please visit ODI’s website.