south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Ongoing Programmes

Advancing LDCs’ Interests in the WTO Strengthening Participation, Securing Priorities

The project was launched in March 2016 seeking to undertake in-depth research in the articulation of offensive and defensive interests of the LDCs in negotiations. The study will also contribute to raising domestic capacity to deal with trade-related issues by organising dialogues, seminars, expert group meetings and trainings for government officials with participation of key stakeholder groups. The overarching objective of the programme is to enhance the prospects of economic and social development of LDCs which is achievable through stronger participation in the multilateral trading system.