WTO Ministerial Conference: Dr Fahmida Khatun, Director of Research, Centre for Policy Dialogue Bangladesh
At the WTO Ministerial Conference we spoke to Dr Fahmida Khatun, Director of Research at CPD Bangladesh, about the role of trade in the post-2015 agenda. Fahmida highlighted the critical role of trade for development in the light of declining official development assistance (ODA). She pointed out that LDCs and low-income countries also face other trade challenges that go beyond plugging the ODA gap. These include a lack of diversification of products and markets, unfavourable terms of trade, a lack of infrastructure and skills, and regulatory frameworks, in order to take advantage of international agreements.
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