This autumn the International Trade Centre (ITC) has organized several events to ensure that growth, innovation and inclusion stay on top of the global trade and development agenda. At the World Export Development Forum 2012 (WEDF), held in Jakarta on 15-17 October and hosted by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, we focused on the emergence of South-South trade between emerging and developing regions, which is no longer an aspiration, but a reality for many countries that have begun to diversify their exports towards other emerging growth markets.
OECD forecasts a shift in the balance of economic powerThe balance of economic power is expected to shift dramatically over the next 50 years as fast-growing emerging market economies account for an ever increasing share of global output. According to...
The world we live in post the global financial crisis is undeniably a different place to the world before the crisis. Since the crisis, structural changes that had been taking place in the global economy have accelerated and been brought into clearer focus. These changes have profound implications for the way policymakers and the private sector think about global markets, the expansion of international trade and the diversification of export markets.
Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia, opened the 13th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Jakarta by urging the 500 participating policymakers, business leaders and trade support institution representatives to ensure that businesses, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), benefit from greater links between growth markets and the rest of the world.
The Government of Jamaica has reaffirmed that export-led growth is critical to the country’s economic survival. In this age of hyper-globalization, improving the integration of Jamaican goods and services into the global value chain is the primary means of achieving sustainable long-term economic growth.
Topara Farm was set up in Peru over 40 years ago by visionary farmer Klaus Bederski Lehmann. Located on formerly abandoned farmland in Topara Valley, 200 kilometres south of Lima, today it is a beautiful oasis in arid Peruvian desert land and a flourishing organic farming enterprise supported by an ingenuous irrigation system that collects, stores and distributes water from underground wells, river springs and seasonal river waters.
The positive influence of telecommunication services on the growth and development of a country is undisputed. A large pool of statistics from organizations including the World Bank, Deloitte and Booze & Company demonstrates strong links between the growth in mobile and broadband penetration, labour productivity and a country’s GDP.