Trade, Intellectual Property and Migration

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A Practical Guide to Mainstreaming Trade

This report makes practical recommendations to governments, the private sector, civil society and development partners for enhancing the development results of trade policies and support programmes. The report builds on the analysis and experience of 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia andmore

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Addressing Global Imbalances: A Development-Oriented Policy Agenda

This working paper uses a revived world trade and income model to examine three markedly difference scenarios of the world economy. more

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Aid for Trade and Human Development: A Guide to Conducting Aid for Trade Needs Assessment Excercises

This guide is designed to help policy makers, trade officials and researchers conduct needs assessment studies on trade and human development under the Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative conceived at the 2005 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong. The AfT initiative is onemore

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Brazil in the Global Economy: Measuring the Gains from Trade

This paper analyzes the benefits and costs of trade liberalization and trade policy choices for Brazil. It finds that increased global economic engagement may be seen as beneficial for the Brazilian economy, but it is important that the nature and costs of structural adjustment be taken intomore

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Fast Facts: Trade, Intellectual Property and Migration

Global policies in international trade, intellectual property rights and migration have significant implications for development, especially among the world's poorest populations. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to increase awareness of how these policies affect developingmore

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Five Years into the Product Patient Regime: India's Response

Many developing countries are able to access affordable medicines as a result of utilizing flexibilities in the WTO TRIPS Agreement. Hence, developments in India have impacts well beyond its borders, given the reliance of the global market, especially developing and least developed countriesmore

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Good Practice Guide: Improving Access to Treatment with Flexibilities in TRIPS

Analyses public health flexibilities in the TRIPS Agreement and provides examples where and how have they been used by governments. It can be used by legislators and policy makers in discussions on adopting or reforming legislation, in formulating national intellectual property rights (IPR) andmore

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Guidelines for Non-Voluntary Use of a Patent on Medical Technologies

This paper provides guidance for the effective implementation of public health safeguards and flexibilities in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in order to promote access to medicines to all. more

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How to Conduct Aid for Trade Needs Assessment in Transition Countries

This guide is designed to help policymakers, trade officials and researchers conduct needs assessment studies on trade and human development under the Aid for Trade initiative, focusing on transition economies. Despite the variations between countries and the challenges of linking trade and humanmore

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Human Development Impact Assessment of Trade Policy: A Toolkit

This Toolkit 'Human Development Impact Assessment (HDIA) of Trade Policy' aims to mainstream human development concerns into domestic policy-making through a participatory approach. Through demonstrating the likely or existing effects of a particular trade policy on people’s lives, the HDIA maymore

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Integrated Framework for Least Developed Countries

The case stories portrayed provide glimpses on how the Integrated Framework Trust Fund made a difference in enhancing trade opportunities for Comoros, Lesotho, Maldives and Vanuatu, and in so doing contributing to incremental progress toward poverty reduction. In a nutshell, these four cases showmore

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Intellectual Property, Agrobiodiversity and Gender Considerations

Women in agriculture in the developing world play key roles as farmers, custodians and users of traditional knowledge and seed managers, and ensure rural food security and maintenance of agricultural biodiversity. Expansive IP rights with limited safeguards for plant varieties and genetic resourcesmore

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Low Skilled Workers and Bilateral, Regional and Unilateral Initiatives

The lack of progress on trade in services through the movement of natural persons, particularly of low-skilled persons, under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) has been a matter of concern for Least Developed Countries. This paper attempts to understand how bilateral and unilateralmore

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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2010

In September 2010, world leaders will take stock of MDG achievements to date at the High-level Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. Much progress has been made since 2000, but there is still a great deal more to be achieved in order to fulfill the promise of the MDGs. In thismore

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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2012

In its 2012 Report, the MDG Gap Task Force has had difficulty identifying areas of significant new progress towards delivering on commitments to the Global Partnership for Development, and for the first time there are signs of backsliding. The protracted global economic crisis has begun to take itsmore