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 [...]

March 9th, 2015|

“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 [...]

February 18th, 2015|

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 [...]

January 16th, 2015|

“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 [...]

November 27th, 2014|

TOP welcomes high level Chinese delegation to discuss research on UK and China trade and investment with Africa

Members of the Trade Out of Poverty APPG met a senior delegation from Chinese think tank CAITEC and from the Ministry of Commerce during their recent visit to the UK as part of IDS-led project [...]

November 20th, 2014|

Good for business and poor people? The role of the private sector in tackling under-nutrition” – Second Seminar in “Driving private sector for public good” series with IDS and APPG Debt, Aid & Trade

Last week TOP co-hosted the second in a series of meetings on business and development alongside the Institute of Development Studies and the APPG on Debt, Aid and Trade. Chaired by Lord Cameron and supported [...]

November 10th, 2014|

TOP’s 10 Policy Priorities for the EU Trade Commissioner

As the proposed new EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström answers questions from the International Trade Committee today, Trade Out of Poverty have published 10 policy priorities asking her to recognise that trade policy is not just [...]

September 29th, 2014|

“Women in Trade – International Trade Centre 50th Anniversary Seminar” – TOP event with Saana Institute and ITC

Yesterday TOP hosted a seminar in conjunction with the Saana Institute as part of the celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary of the International Trade Centre (ITC) with a keynote presentation from the ITC’s Executive [...]

September 12th, 2014|

Strengthening health markets for universal coverage – First Seminar in “Driving private sector for public good” series with IDS and APPG Debt, Aid & Trade

This week TOP co-hosted the first in a series of meetings on business and development alongside the Institute of Development Studies and the APPG on Debt, Aid and Trade. Chaired by Lord Crisp and supported [...]

July 18th, 2014|

“Trade, Supply Chains and Transparency” – TOP event with Fairtrade Foundation and Ethical Trade Initiative

TOP hosted an afternoon tea and panel discussion in parliament yesterday along with the Fairtrade Foundation and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). We were joined by Jenny Willott MP – Minister for Employment Relations and [...]

June 26th, 2014|
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