MPs debate UK’s relationship with Africa

Last week, James Duddridge MP led a Backbench Business Debate on “The UK’s Relationship with Africa”. In his opening speech James spoke of the compelling “Africa Rising” story – the IMF estimates that over the [...]

June 23rd, 2014|

TOP member Baroness Falkner at Chatham House Conference

Yesterday, Baroness Falkner of Margravine represented TOP at the Chatham House conference on “Global Trade: A Trade System for the 21st Century”. As the World Trade Organisation achieves its first breakthrough on trade facilitation and [...]

June 11th, 2014|

TOP event: “Farming Subsidies and Food Security”

Yesterday, TOP and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development co-hosted a panel of experts to discuss the topic “Farming Subsidies and Food Security”. In recognition of 2014 as the African [...]

May 14th, 2014|

Join TOP at the Chatham House Conference on Global Trade 9-10 June 2014

Global Trade A Trade System for the 21st Century 9-10 June 2014 Chatham House, London As the World Trade Organisation (WTO) achieves its first breakthrough on trade facilitation and bilateral negotiations unfold between trading partners [...]

May 6th, 2014|

TOP event: “Thinking Small in Private Sector Development”

Yesterday, TOP co-hosted a lively seminar discussion with CAFOD, raising awareness of the key role of the private sector and especially SMEs in driving development and poverty reduction. We heard from the Minister of State [...]

February 27th, 2014|

Greening: UK will focus on frontier economic development

“Economic development is, without question, the only way countries can leave behind enduring and chronic poverty for good,” said Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, as she outlined her department’s new approach to [...]

February 10th, 2014|

“The Future of Development: Equitable Growth through Trade?”

TOP Co-Chair Peter Lilley chaired an event hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association this afternoon, which explored the role that trade is likely to play in future development models. He was joined by Dirk Willem [...]

February 5th, 2014|

House of Lords Debate International Trade

Yesterday, Lord Harrison led a debate in the House of Lords on the role of international trade in increasing employment and economic growth. He started using a quotation from the former Trade Minister, Lord Green, [...]

January 24th, 2014|

FCO and DFID Launch UK/Africa High Level Prosperity Partnership

Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds and International Development Secretary Justine Greening formally launched the High Level Prosperity Partnerships (HLPP) last night, together with the governments of five African countries. The initiative will strengthen [...]

November 20th, 2013|

WTO Ministerial in Bali: Prospects for a substantive outcome on Trade Facilitation

TOP, in partnership with the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, hosted a briefing on 6th November from Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, on preparations for the World Trade [...]

November 13th, 2013|
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