Trade

Theme curator: Helble, Matthias & Taneja, Nisha

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Leveraging Trade in Services for Open, Fairer Development

The services economy is on the rise all around the world, and services now account for the largest share of economic activity and employment in almost every country. Services are becoming increasingly tradable under World Trade Organization rules and bilateral and regional free trade agreements, and some services subsectors are also seeing rates of productivity growth comparable to that in manufacturing. That's good news for competitive service providers, who want market openings and level playing-fields, whether they be in developed or developing countries.

Recommended new book:

This timely ADBIPress title from theme co-curator Matthias Helble marshals the latest evidence on how technologies and globalization are freeing and opening up the services industry for the benefit of everyone.

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  • Leveraging Services for Development: Prospects and Policies 

    Helble, Matthias; Shepherd, Ben (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-06-30)
    The services economy is on the rise all around the world, and services now comprise the largest share of economic activity and employment in almost every country. Yet, the services economy remains relatively understudied. This book presents the latest ...
  • Leveraging Trade for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Pacific 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2019-05-15)
    This publication provides insights on how trade can be leveraged for greater economic empowerment of women in the Pacific. It includes an analysis of how gender mainstreaming in Aid for Trade interventions could catalyze greater donor support to help ...