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Trade Adjustment and Economic Development

Trade and development go hand in hand. But the landscape is rapidly changing. Keep up with latest ideas and debates on trade issues here, including digital trade, trade adjustment and gender.

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Trade finance helps Pacific business thrive-- Most Pacific island countries are import-led nations. Finding ways to boost and stimulate exports, to help restore trade imbalances and grow local industries and employment opportunities, is therefore key.

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  • Trade in Health Products: Reducing Trade Barriers for Better Health 

    Helble, Matthias; Shepherd, Benjamin (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-01-30)
    Trade in health products has been flourishing in recent years as the demand for better health has been growing throughout the world. At the same time, trade in health products is hampered by substantive trade barriers. In this paper, we present evidence ...
  • Are Least Developed Countries Sidelined in Advanced Manufacturing Production Networks? 

    DiCaprio, Alisa; Suvannaphakdy, Sithanonxay (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-04-30)
    The fragmentation of production has expanded the geographic reach of even the most high-technology value chains into non-traditional suppliers. It has been suggested that the production of parts for high-technology final products can play an important ...