Other publications

Other publications include working papers published by other institutions, published consulting studies, etc. In this section, we provide summaries of these papers along with download options where available.

Final Evaluation Study, February 2012

BKP Development evaluated the EU’s trade defence instruments (TDI) as practiced over the period 2005 to 2010. The evaluation covered:

  1. a description of current practice in the field of trade defence instruments;
  2. an economic analysis of the arguments for trade defence instruments and their application in the international legal and economic context;
  3. a review of the relevant regulations in the light of administrative practice, the judgments of the Court of Justice and the recommendations of the World Trade Organisation's Dispute Settlement Body;
  4. an assessment of EU policy and practice compared to certain trading partners; and
  5. an evaluation of the performance, methods, use and effectiveness of the current system in achieving its objectives.

Commentary, Addis Fortune, September 2010

The surprise devaluation of the Ethiopian birr on August 31, 2010 was apparently undertaken to boost export performance and bring about structural change in the economy. This was a bold and important move because it indicates recognition by the Ethiopian government that its policy setting had been a factor in inhibiting Ethiopia’s external performance and industrial development.

Derk Bienen/Mamo Mihretu, June 2010

Developing country members of the WTO benefit from special and differential treatment, a flexible application of WTO principles and rules according to their developmental needs and capacities. However, there has been widespread criticism that special and differential treatment is not granted to acceding countries – almost all of which today belong to the group of developing countries. If anything, it is argued, these countries receive an “inverse” special and differential treatment as a result of which they are compelled to offer further reaching liberalisation commitments than WTO members themselves.

Final Report, June 2009

The project "Fostering the Development of PPP Models in the COMESA Region" helped COMESA Members improve infrastructure service provision though the increased and more systematic use of public private partnership (PPP) arrangements. The project’s four key objectives were to:

  • Capture and synthesize critical elements of an overarching policy and vision for effective PPPs in infrastructure sectors;
  • Analyse and lay out critical elements of an enabling legal framework for effective infrastructure PPPs;
  • Analyse critical elements of an effective, coordinating institutional framework for PPPs in infrastructure sectors; and
  • Analyse where a regional approach to PPPs can be helpful, and how COMESA members should pursue such a regional agenda.

 

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