Publications

WTO Chairs Book Launch 2020: Adapting to the Digital Trade Era: Challenges and opportunities

23 February 2021

This publication marks the conclusion of the second phase of the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP), which aims to support and promote trade-related academic activities by universities and research institutions in developing and least-developed countries. The book brings together contributions from WCP chairholders, Advisory Board members, the WCP team at the WTO and other WTO Secretariat staff. The WCP is an important part of the WTO’s efforts to build trade capacity and to work jointly with academic institutions in developing countries.

WTO Trade Costs and Inclusive Growth

WTO Chairs Book Launch 2016 - WTO Trade Costs and Inclusive Growth

13 June 2018

High trade costs act as a barrier to the integration of developing countries into the global economy. This is especially true for LDCs, landlocked developing countries and geographically remote, small economies.

WTO Chairs Book Launch 2014 - Connecting to Global Markets

13 June 2018

In recent decades, trade flows have become increasingly global, with developing countries and emerging economies playing an ever-expanding role. However, these countries face a number of constraints in connecting to global markets.

In this volume, members of the WTO’s academic network in developing countries — the WTO Chairs Programme — identify major challenges in their respective countries and how to overcome them.