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Written Evidence: Oliver Morrissey, University of Nottingham

Oliver Morrissey, University of Nottingham This brief submission has two aims: i) To clarify that while trade can support a poverty-reduction strategy, trade policy cannot ensure that trade is pro-poor and gender equitable because trade is not targeted on either the poor or specific genders. ii) Growing and processing agricultural products remains the largest [...]

New article published in Bridges Africa

This article is published under Bridges Africa, Volume 5 - Number 3 Five years on, the progress and the future of the UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative With recent developments in trade and regional integration in Africa, the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty is launching an inquiry into the progress and future of [...]

Public Seminar: Outcomes and Implications for Developing Countries from the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference

16:00 - 18:00, 22 February 2016, Committee Room 16, House of Commons Keynote speaker: Mr. Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Chair: Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty Panellists: Mr. Darlington Mwape, Senior Fellow, ICTSD; former Permanent Representative of Zambia to the WTO Mr. Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle, Lead, [...]

Ending Poverty Through Trade

03 Jun, 2015 David Abney, CEO of UPS on "How free trade can bring prosperity to people across the world." The playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote that poverty is “the greatest of evils and the worst of crimes.” While Shaw penned those poignant words more than a century ago, the reality is that too [...]

TOP event: “Economic Partnership Agreements: The Final Countdown”

Yesterday, TOP and the African All Party Parliamentary Group co-hosted a panel of experts to discuss the topic “Economic Partnership Agreements: The Final Countdown”. In the run up to the EU-Africa Summit taking place next week (2nd April), Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) have been dominating the discussions. EPA negotiations have been in progress for over [...]

Trade Finance Dialogue with Oval Observer Foundation

While the extractive industries continue to drive the private sector in Africa, small players are floundering in the trade finance market, imposing major constraints on business growth and economic development in the emerging markets. This was the issue facing finance specialists, economists and academics participating in a Round Table at the UK House of Commons [...]

“Trading out of Poverty in East Africa – Making it Happen” – TOP event with Saana Institute and TradeMark East Africa

Last week, TOP and the Saana Institute co-hosted a panel event to discuss the importance of boosting trade to support development and regional integration in East Africa. We heard from Frank Matsaert - CEO of TradeMark East Africa, and Patrick Obath - Director of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance about the obstacles East African businesses [...]

TOP briefing from ICTSD’s Ricardo Melendez Ortiz

TOP members had a very informative briefing session this morning with Ricardo Melendez Ortiz, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). ICTSD is a Geneva-based think tank that aims to influence the international trade system such that it advances the goal of sustainable development and shares many of TOP’s aims, [...]

G20 – commitment to open trade reaffirmed, but actions speak louder than words

In 2014, G20 members stated that they would focus on how trade contributes to economic growth and on ways to boost global trade. There is widespread acknowledgement that since G20 members represent around three-quarters of global trade the forum is well-placed to improve the growth of global trade and lead by example. In the build [...]

“Trade: Developing Opportunities to Deliver Sustainable Economic Growth” – TOP chairs session at CPA Conference on Growth for Development

Last week, TOP Co-Chair Peter Lilley chaired a keynote and panel discussion on “Trade: Developing Opportunities to Deliver Sustainable Economic Growth” at the International Parliamentary Conference on Growth for Development. The session examined the role of global trade as a vehicle to deliver poverty reduction and equitable growth. In his keynote address, Petko Draganov – [...]