Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region: Case Studies and lessons from low-income communities by Andrew L. World Trade OrganizationTrade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region: Case Studies and lessons from low-income communities by Andrew L. World Trade Organization

Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region: Case Studies and lessons from low-income…

EditorAndrew L. World Trade Organization, Jim Redden, Lee Ann Jackson

Paperback | January 31, 2010

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This 2009 book explores the complex relationship between international trade and poverty reduction through a combination of research papers and contemporary case studies. Written mainly by developing-country authors in consultation with local businesses and communities, the case studies contribute to our understanding of the ways in which low-income communities are dealing with trade as a practical challenge, especially in the Asia-Pacific region where approximately two-thirds of the world's poor live. While making it clear that there is no 'one size fits all' formula, the research and stories highlight a number of necessary preconditions, such as political commitment and cooperation at all levels, if trade is to successfully reduce poverty. Openness to trade, serious commitment to domestic reform, trade-related capacity building, a robust and responsible private sector and access to the markets of developed countries are all identified as powerful tools for building trade-related sustainable development.
Title:Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region: Case Studies and lessons from low-income…Format:PaperbackDimensions:818 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.81 inPublished:January 31, 2010Publisher:World Trade OrganizationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521745306

ISBN - 13:9780521745307


Table of Contents

Introduction; Overview paper: The economic effects of trade on poverty reduction Euan MacMillan; Part I. Transnational Corporations, Trade and Poverty Reduction: Thematic paper: Transnational corporations and the global supply chain Andrew Stoler; Case studies: 1. Cambodia's textile and garment industry Peter Van Diermen; 2. Australia's WTO trade policy changes & the future of a Samoan car parts investor Margaret B. Malua; 3. The textile and clothing sector in Indonesia Omas Bulan Samosir; 4. TNCs and the footwear industry - women in Jakarta Beta Yulianita G. Laksono; 5. Pakistan: the arrival and departure of Nike Safdar Sohail; 6. Vietnam - Intel and the electronics sector Andrew Stoler and Phan Van Sam; Part II. Trade in Agriculture and Poverty Reduction: Thematic paper: Agriculture and trade solutions for rural poverty Lee Ann Jackson; Case studies: 7. Food aid: commitments and oversight John Finn; 8. Indigenous Nepalese and trade liberalisation Ojha Purushottam; 9. Samoan agricultural policy - graduating from LDC status Hamish Smith and Lee Ann Jackson; 10. Bali's ornamental fishing industry Lydia Napitupulu and Victoria Donaldson; 11. The rice sector in West Java Milda Irhamni and Chaikal Nuryakin; 12. Chinese agricultural policy - Central and Western Province Shunli Yao; Part III. Trade in Services and Poverty Reduction: Thematic paper: Future of trade in services for developing countries Joy Abrenica, Christopher Findlay and Aik Hoe Lim; Case studies: 13. ICT services in Uganda Siddhartha Prakash; 14. Health services in Malaysia Aik Hoe Lim; 15. Trade in services liberalisation in India Ajitava Raychaudhuri and Prabir De; 16. Trade, aid and services in Tanzania Amanda Sunassee Lam; 17. Telecommunications reform in the Pacific and the case of Vanuatu Chakriya Bowman; Part IV. Migration, Labour Mobility and Poverty Reduction: Thematic paper: Migration, labour mobility and poverty reduction Graeme Hugo; Case studies: 18. Migrant labour and remittances in Bangladesh Fhamida Khatun; 19. Migrant remittances in the state of Kerala, India Saibal Kar; 20. Migrant workers and the role of remittances in Indonesia Nur Wiyono and Dwini Handayani; 21. Labour mobility and poverty reduction in Tonga Vaimoano Taukolo, Jim Redden and Raelyn Esau; Part V. Trade and Poverty Reduction in Small and Vulnerable Economies: Thematic paper: Trade strategies for poverty reduction in SVEs Jim Redden and Ron Duncan; Case studies: 22. Lombok pots Heather Baigent; 23. Plantations to professors in Grenada Sacha Silva; 24. Fisheries subsidies and the western and central Pacific Manleen Dugal; 25. Trade and youth unemployment in East Timor Joao Saldanha and Jim Redden; 26. Trade reform and poverty reduction in PNG Nolpi Kilwa; Future of the Fiji garment industry Biman Chand Prasad, Yenteshwar Ram and Ariel Marr.

Editorial Reviews

'This book is a refreshing move away from tedious ideological debates of free and fair trade toward telling us how it really is at ground level - with frankness and clarity.' Colleen Ryan, The Financial Times