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WTO, OECD and UNCTAD deliver reports on trade and investment measures before Seoul Summit (November 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Nov 11, 2010

WTO, OECD and UNCTAD deliver reports on trade and investment measures before Seoul Summit (November 2010)

Two reports were released before the G20 Summit: one by the WTO on G20 trade developments, and another jointly prepared by the OECD and UNCTAD on G20 investment developments. Both reports covered the period from May through October of 2010. 

Civil Society Organizations Offer Inputs into World Bank Trade Strategy Consultation (July 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Aug 4, 2010

Civil Society Organizations Offer Inputs into World Bank Trade Strategy Consultation (July 2010)

Click here for the Submission into the World Bank Trade Strategy Consultation (pdf).

Click here for the Submission into the World Bank Trade Strategy Consultation. (doc)

Click here to access the World Bank Background Document on which comments were offered.

Civil society concerns voiced at Global Aid for Trade Review (November 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Nov 27, 2007

Civil society concerns voiced at Global Aid for Trade Review (November 2007)

On the eve of the WTO Global Aid for Trade Review, held in Geneva in November 2007, several civil society organizations supported a Statement that called upon donors (bilateral and multilateral) to ensure that Aid for Trade arrangements uphold a number of principles. (The statement builds on the 2005 NGO Principles on Aid for Trade.)

Click here for the Statement.

Declaracion en Espanol disponible aqui.

 

Poor Not Benefitting from World Bank Trade Policies

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Mar 23, 2006

Poor Not Benefitting from World Bank Trade Policies

A report from the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group confirms that trade liberalization has indeed failed to benefit the poor, in large measure because liberalization advocates did not "fully take the external environment into account sufficiently, and thus did not distinguish the impact of external trade policies and shocks on trade outcomes for different groups of developing countries.
Aid For Trade Raises Concerns: Choosing between a Development Round and a Development Face (March 2006)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 20, 2006

Aid For Trade Raises Concerns: Choosing between a Development Round and a Development Face (March 2006)

The coordination and political convergence among the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade organization was again in evidence last December at the Hong Kong WTO Ministerial. Throughout last year several important official meetings were targeted by activists as opportunities to promote pro-development outcomes on international aid, debt and trade. From Center Focus, Issue 170/March 2006

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