Trade Policy at Work WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

Reflections from the Frontline: Developing Country Negotiators in the WTO

The publication gives a substantive account of the evolution of the WTO Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations and the role of developing country coalitions and alliances. The reflections are those of the former and current developing country negotiators based on their first-hand experience of WTO negotiations, particularly on the development dimension. They have described the progress including developments at key moments like the WTO Ministerial Conference in Cancun (2003) and Hong Kong (2005); and have drawn lessons from negotiating strategies and tactics applied to-date by developing countries