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    Call for Papers: Reducing Poverty through Export Strategies


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 1/2006

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    In 2006, ITC's Executive Forum is working with its network to organize its annual global debate on strategic approaches to enhance competitiveness and export performance.

    Executive Forum debate

    The debate, which will be held in Berlin, Germany in late September 2006, will focus on the theme: "Export development and poverty reduction: Linkages and implications for export strategy-makers".

    Topics include:

    • Export competitiveness and poverty reduction: Complementary or competing objectives?
    • Pro-poor export strategy: What works - a national, regional or municipal approach?
    •  Bringing the poor into the export process: Is South-South trade the answer?
    • Bringing the poor into the export process: Is linking small producers and big exporters a solution?
    • Bringing the poor into the export process: A question of education or entrepreneurship?
    • Bringing the poor into the export process: Is access to finance the trigger?
    • Gender and export-led poverty reduction: A strategic imperative?
    • The fair trade initiative: Sustainable commercial opportunity or development trap?
    • Export and poverty: Impact measurement - what are the verifiers?
    • Export competitiveness, poverty reduction and social standards: A workable combination?

    Share your views

    ITC invites all interested parties to contribute papers and case studies in these areas.

    Contributors of papers and cases selected for presentation will be invited to participate in the debate as guests of ITC and its co-host, the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ - the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development). ITC will include the papers in the Executive Forum online reference centre, available at http://www.intracen.org/execforum

    Papers and cases should have a practical orientation and should not exceed 10,000 words. They should be submitted, along with an abstract and a short resume of the author, in electronic format to execforum@intracen.org by 31 May 2006.

    Anton Said is ITC Senior Officer on National Export Strategy.