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The role of trade in ending poverty

Published on August 04, 2015

Policies to Maximize the Gains of Trade Opportunities for the Poor, and Minimize the Risk 

This important report reviewed here was prepared by the World Bank which we hope will receive the due consideration it deserves considerable attention and study in the formulation of new development strategies in the future.

Further progress in the Doha negotiations, and in particular achieving a substantive outcome on agriculture, is necessary to increase the effectiveness of trade in reducing poverty. The agriculture sector, which employs most of the poor, will continue to play a key role in lifting people out of poverty. Its role could be strengthened if more was done to remove remaining obstacles to agricultural exports. Tariffs and subsidies are particularly high in the agricultural sector and anti-competitive behaviour in some segments of the supply chain can make it particularly hard for the poor to benefit from trade participation.  Read more. Source | Sudan Vision