Trade and Human Development: A Practical Guide to Mainstreaming Trade

01 Jul 2013

Report Summary

This report makes practical recommendations to governments, the private sector, civil society and development partners for enhancing the development results of trade policies and support programmes.

It builds on the analysis and experience of 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, which are integrating trade-related priorities in national planning and sectoral policies. It also provides a wealth of examples illustrating the challenges encountered, successes achieved, and lessons learned. 

Report Highlights

  • Emphasizes the roles of different actors (governments, development partners, academia & various institutions) in mainstreaming trade
  • Integrating trade into national policy cycles requires structured and continuous efforts by governments and stakeholders
  • Experience shows that trade mainstreaming works best when appropriate institutional frameworks are in place.

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