• Global South & Multilateral TradeWe provide technical assistance to developing country negotiators in the World Trade Organisation and connect them to non-state actors in the Global South.
  • Regionalism & CooperationWe support regional integration and promote experience-sharing through inter-regional cooperation projects in the South.
  • Regulatory ReformsWe support policy makers in crafting and implementing balanced, transparent regulations on competition, investment, consumer protection and selected economic sectors.
  • Policy LinkagesWe analyze and sensitise about the linkages existing across economic sectors and issues like trade, agriculture and energy etc. This is to "break silos" towards more holistic and coherent policies.
  • Empowering PeoplePolicy-making should not be the preserve of a few if they are to balance and be owned by the people. This is why we help relevant stakeholder navigate and participate in the policy process.

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Trade in Services Negotiations and Developing Countries: Whether, Where and How to Negotiate?

Nov. 4.Trade in services negotiations, including the so-called mega-regionals, play a crucial role in framing available policy options to leverage services for development. However, LDCs and smaller developing countries are often not the participants, or unable to shape the outcomes. For them, the worst scenario would be to be left out of the opening of services markets among developed and a few developing countries. This paper is an attempt to understand the possible way forward for these countries, exploring prospects both within and outside the WTO.

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The Political Dimension of Trade Reforms: Impact on Food Security in the EAC

This study investigates the political economy aspects of food trade in East Africa, with a focus on political and social interactions in the production and trade of maize and rice. Findings indicate that in spite of the Customs Union Protocol, non-tariff barriers remain a major hindrance to cross-border agriculture trade. Furthermore, policymakers rarely engage non-state actors in policy measures around food staples, which are subject to political influence.

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