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E-commerce in Developing Countries

E-commerce and mobile telephony have transformed the lives of countless people in developing countries. This brochure investigates both the opportunities and the challenges facing developing countries and assesses how issues concerning adequate levels of telecoms infrastructure, regulation and investment either help or hinder SMEs from finding new opportunities through e-commerce. The report is available to …
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Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

The International Labour Office (ILO) and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have co-published the report “Making Globalization Socially Sustainable.” The volume consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyze the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages. The publication underlines globalization’s potential to stimulate productivity and growth but highlights …
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World Trade Profile 2010

The World Trade Organization has just launched the report “Trade Profile 2010”. The study gives quick references on national and trade statistics of WTO members and countries which are in the process of negotiating WTO membership. It combines information on trade flows and trade policy measures of members, WTO observers and other selected economies. For …
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Benefits of Trade for Employment and Growth

The OECD, the International Labor Organization, The World Bank and the World Trade Organization presented to the government leaders at the G20 Summit in Seoul on November 11-12, 2010 a joint report titled “Seizing the Benefits of Trade for Employment and Growth”. The message is clear: open markets play a pivotal role in supporting growth …
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G20 Trade and Investment Measures

The OECD, World Trade Organization and the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development have published their second combined report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures. The three organizations have called upon the G20 to resist moves toward protectionism. The report’s authors caution that the holdings acquired by governments as a response to the crisis may …
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World Trade Report 2009

The 2009 World Trade Report – part of a series of reports published annually by the World Trade Organization – examines the range of contingency measures contained within trade agreements and the role that these measures play. As the economic situation is still fragile the forecasts for trade growth will be strongly negative this year, …
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