Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Role of Aid for Trade in Building the Capacity of Developing Country Firms to Meet Sustainability Standards

"One of the major contemporary challenges facing developing country firms, and especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is the ever increasing number of regulations and sustainability standards required of them if they are to integrate into global value chains. This paper focuses on the potential role that Aid for Trade—aid designed specifically to assist developing countries in overcoming supply-side issues and capture the gains of trade—can play in assisting those developing country SMEs and small producers who are struggling to comply with the sustainability standards required by value chains." 

Read the study by Jim ReddenICTSD

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