Global Review 2019
Aid for trade is designed to help developing countries meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by connecting them in a sustainable manner to the global trade system. Indeed, SDG target 17.11 specifically calls for doubling the share of Least Developed Country (LDC) exports by 2020. However, many are being left behind. Their collective share of world trade remains below one percent and export baskets tend to be concentrated in a narrow set of low value-added products.
In the lead up to the biennial Aid for Trade Global Review, which will take place at the World Trade Organization on 3-5 July 2019, this series of short analytical articles explores some of the key trends and policy discussions impacting LDCs. The collection is structured along the event's themes of economic diversity, inclusive trade and emerging issues. It is intended as an impartial platform for dialogue among experts and stakeholders that adequately reflects LDC priorities.
May 23, 2019 - Fabrice Lehmann
Global value chains and development paths: A conversation with Caroline FreundGlobal Review 2019
Talking global value chains and trade integration, ahead of forthcoming World Bank report
May 21, 2019 - Annette Mutaawe Ssemuwemba, Fabrice Lehmann
Tentative steps to implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement in least developed countriesGlobal Review 2019
Agreement provides least developed countries with novel provisions, with consultation needs taking centre stage