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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Sheila Page

Senior Research Associate, International Economic Development Group
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​EC neo-protectionism threatens European producers and consumers

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 7 August 2013

Globalisation is in a process of transition. Five years after the global financial crisis erupted, some areas of ‘globalisation management’ – notably the financial sector – have been closely scrutinised, resulting in new regulation. Institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the global trading system more broadly, have received praise for helping to avoid the same degree of protectionism that undermined global efforts to recover from the great depression of the 1930s.

Unloading sacks of rice at Beira Port Run by Cornelder in Mozambique
Unloading sacks of rice at Beira Port Run by Cornelder in Mozambique

License: Creative Commons
Credit: IFDC Photography
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Global Aid for Trade Review side event: Aid for Trade effectiveness – current issues and future directions

Event - Public event - 8 July 2013 16:30 - 18:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

This side event at the World Trade Organization's Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade brought together a range of contributions to an ODI-COMSEC volume on Aid for Trade (Aft) and featured presentations and facilitated discussions on empirical evidence on the effectiveness of AfT; on AfT and global value chains; and on future directions on AfT.

Dirk Willem te Velde presented findings from ODI research exploring the effectiveness of AfT.

How can Europe make the Common Agricultural Policy coherent with development?

Publication - Articles and blogs - 4 June 2012
Bridges Africa Review Volume 1, issue 2
Nicola Cantore, Sheila Page and Dirk Willem te Velde
This article discusses the proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy and asks three questions: How do the present CAP and the proposed reforms affect development? Is the CAP a good instrument for achieving its declared goals of supporting and stabilising rural income and protecting the environment? Is the goal of stabilising agricultural prices and incomes within the EU compatible with coherence for development?

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