International Trade Forum

Magazine available in three languages focuses on trade development for developing and transition economics. It analyzes trends, opportunities, provides views from trade development experts and reports on International Trade Forum events and services.

Articles from No. 2, 2009

100% Aid for Trade
PATRICIA FRANCIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ITC, SPEAKS CANDIDLY ABOUT AID FOR TRADE, OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FINANCIAL CRISIS AND THE ROLE OF ITC.INTERVIEWED BYTrade Forum Editorial TeamTF: What precisely is Aid for Trade?PF: We have seen many attempts at...
Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific
Export-led growth has seen the Asia and Pacific region prosper immensely over the past four decades, yet many countries still continue to experience lagging growth and severe poverty. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates that as many as 900 million...
Analysing the Global Crisis
ITC's chief economist assesses the impact of the global financial crisis on developing countries, and recommends responses for international and domestic policy.This crisis is noi like a tsunami, a giant wave sweeping everything in its path, but rather...
Delivering Effective Regional Strategies
Aid for Trade has met with controversy since its beginnings. Now further challenged by the economic crisis, it is essential that it develops new, forward-thinking mechanisms.Since its inception, Aid for Trade has spurred debate among stakeholders in...
Implementing Aid for Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean: Making Progress
A FOCUS ON REGIONAL APPROACHES AND PRIORITIES IN AID FOR TRADEThe Second Global Review on Aid for Trade held in Geneva on July 6-7, 2009 represented an important milestone to take stock of the gains made since the First Aid for Trade Global Review in...
Itc & African Fashion to the Max
As international designers race to find new inspiration and unique product sources for next season's line of ethical fashion items, they increasingly look towards Africa, its designers and its communities.In 2008, ITC approached leaders in the fashion...
Itc in Action
With the help of private sector exporters, developing countries can trade their way out of poverty. Driven by this conviction, ITC projects are making a difference where it counts - on the ground.Mali mango exports boomMali, a landlocked African state,...
Priorities & Possibilities
As the economic crisis evolves, at least one emerging trend tells a positive tale: there is a growing awareness of Aid for Trade and its role in promoting economic growth worldwide.As the global economic recession rapidly evolves, low-income countries...
Seeing Results - Itc's Pilot Project in Ethiopia
Comparative analysis shows that export-led programmes help to alleviate poverty in developing nations.Since 2005, ITC has been working to increase trade and reduce poverty in Ethiopia, specifically by helping to build export capacity in small businesses...
The Way Forward
Aid for Trade has long been recognized as a sure path to employment, investment and sustainable development. Now more than ever, says UNCTAD, developing countries depend on its guidance.Outside the port of Dar es Salaam in the United Republic of Tanzania,...
Trade Forum
LETTER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTREThe Second Global Aid for Trade Review hosted by the WTO in early July revealed areas of consensus on the way forward. One after the other, heads of international organizations called for moving on to the implementation...
Trading Stories: Inspiring Accounts of Women in Business
These stories are based on the forthcoming publication Economic Opportunities for Women in the Pacific by the International Finance Corporation and AusAID, the Australian Government's overseas aid programme.WRITESTrade Forum EditorialTONGABusinesses...