Impacts of trade facilitation measures on poverty and inclusive growth: Case studies from Asia

Date of publication: 
Friday, December 20, 2013
Type: 
Books
Abstract: 

Edited by Ravi Ratnayake, Rajan Sudesh Ratna, Martina Francesca Ferracane and Yann Duval.
In the post-crisis world, new drivers of growth are required to drive further reductions in poverty. This new book from the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) examines the role of trade facilitation measures in lowering barriers to trade and raising incomes. In addition to a review of relevant literature and theoretical findings, empirical case studies are presented from across the region including: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, and China.
Chapters:
I. Introduction
II. Trade facilitation and poverty reduction: Literature review and framework
by Rajan Sudesh Ratna and Martina Francesca Ferracane
III. Poverty, inequality and trade facilitation in low- and middle-income countries
by Nguyen Viet Cuong
IV. Trade facilitation and poverty reduction: China-ASEAN region case study
by Laping Wu
V. Trade facilitation and microfinancing for poverty reduction in the Greater Mekong Subregion: A case study of Thailand
by Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong, Sothitorn Mallikamas and Kawin Phupoxsakul
VI. Trade facilitation and poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific: A case study of a South Asian Economic Corridor
by Prabir De and Ajitava Raychaudhuri
VII. Ongoing trade facilitation improvement: Its impact on export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises in Indonesia
by Tulus T.H. Tambunan
VIII. Barriers to international entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector of Bangladesh: Focus on vegetable production
by Abu Hena Reza Hasan
IX. Impact of Export Processing Zones on poverty reduction and trade facilitation in Sri Lanka
by Chandana Karunaratne and Ashani Abayasekara
 
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