6 November 2018
African women are frequently over-represented in cross-border trade; however, their specific needs are insufficiently addressed. The migration aspect of cross-border trade...
30 October 2018
Intra-African migration has a strong pro-trade effect. It contributes to greater intra-African trade in products and services, generates revenues for governments and regions, while addressing the continent’s broader development challenges. Migration can be a catalyst for the continent’s socio-...
30 October 2018
Japan has traditionally imposed one of the most stringent immigration policies among developed nations. But with aging demographics, its increasingly critical labour shortage is...
2 November 2018
Findings from firm-level surveys do not point to major differences between genders in participation in e-commerce or in the severity of regulatory challenges facing men- or women-...
30 October 2018
Migration policies interact with trade through different and complex channels. Large-scale deportations of Central American nationals from the US, and considering only the remittances and trade channels, will affect adversely Central American countries’ GDP, fiscal accounts, and poverty levels...
29 October 2018
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s recent experience in incorporating gender considerations into its operations provides insight into how multilateral...
25 October 2018
Discrimination based on gender or marital status is yet to be prohibited in areas relevant to women’s use of financial services in many countries. Firm-level data show that women-...
23 October 2018
Intellectual property enforcement, which describes a weighing and balancing process for the implementation of intellectual property rights, is a priority issue in the...
12 October 2018
Investment facilitation measures that are correctly designed and effectively implemented have the potential to advance sustainable investment. Certain elements of investment...
9 October 2018
Services facilitation refers to the simplification, modernisation, and harmonisation of services regulations with a view to reducing transaction costs. It is a key component of...

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