Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region

Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region

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This book explores the complex relationship between international trade and poverty reduction through a combination of research papers and contemporary case studies. Written mainly by developing-country authors in consultation with local businesses and communities, the case studies contribute to our understanding of the ways in which low-income communities are dealing with trade as a practical challenge, especially in the Asia-Pacific region where approximately two-thirds of the world's poor live. While making it clear that there is no 'one size fits all' formula, the research and stories highlight a number of necessary preconditions, such as political commitment and cooperation at all levels, if trade is to successfully reduce poverty. Openness to trade, serious commitment to domestic reform, trade-related capacity building, a robust and responsible private sector and access to the markets of developed countries are all identified as powerful tools for building trade-related sustainable development.Yazaki 65% Z : Other / Sumitomo 5% 30% Figure 1E YES Australian market share. Source: YES (2007). Mitsubishi 2% Holden 39% Toyota 59% Figure 1F YES customer breakdown. Source: YES (2007). YES sales and market share YESanbsp;...

Title:Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:Andrew L. Stoler, Jim Redden, Lee Ann Jackson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-12-03


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