Integrating Poor Countries into the World Trading System

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

April 6, 2006

Electronic Access:

Free Full text

Summary:

Efforts to liberalize world trade are increasingly focusing on strengthening the links between low-income countries’ trade policies and their development strategies. However, although greater trade openness promises faster growth for poor countries, it also presents risks to those with small and undiversified economies. This pamphlet explores research by Fund staff into the nature and magnitude of these risks and proposes targeted policy solutions to ease adjustments and encourage developing countries to choose fuller participation in the world trading system.

Series:

Economic Issues No. 37

Subject(s):

Notes:

Also available online in Arabic; Chinese; French, Russian

English

Publication Date:

April 6, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589064454/1020-5098

Stock No:

EIIEA037

Price:

Free

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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