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Trade and Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region
Case Studies and Lessons from Low-income Communities

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Euan MacMillan, Andrew Stoler, Peter Van Diermen, Margaret B. Malua, Omas Bulan Samosir, Beta Yulianita G. Laksono, Safdar Sohail, Phan Van Sam, Lee Ann Jackson, John Finn, Ojha Purushottam, Hamish Smith, Lydia Napitupulu, Victoria Donaldson, Milda Irhamni, Chaikal Nuryakin, Shunli Yao, Joy Abrenica, Christopher Findlay, Aik Hoe Lim, Siddhartha Prakash, Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Prabir De, Amanda Sunassee Lam, Chakriya Bowman, Graeme Hugo, Fhamida Khatun, Saibal Kar, Nur Wiyono, Dwini Handayani, Vaimoano Taukolo, Jim Redden, Raelyn Esau, Ron Duncan, Heather Baigent, Sacha Silva, Manleen Dugal, Joao Saldanha, Nolpi Kilwa, Biman Chand Prasad, Yenteshwar Ram, Ariel Marr
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  • Date Published: December 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768368

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  • This book explores the complex relationship between international trade and poverty reduction through a combination of research papers and contemporary case studies. Written mainly by developing-country authors in consultation with local businesses and communities, the case studies contribute to our understanding of the ways in which low-income communities are dealing with trade as a practical challenge, especially in the Asia-Pacific region where approximately two-thirds of the world's poor live. While making it clear that there is no 'one size fits all' formula, the research and stories highlight a number of necessary preconditions, such as political commitment and cooperation at all levels, if trade is to successfully reduce poverty. Openness to trade, serious commitment to domestic reform, trade-related capacity building, a robust and responsible private sector and access to the markets of developed countries are all identified as powerful tools for building trade-related sustainable development.

    • Thematic chapters provide readers with conceptual trade and development framework for analysing specific cases
    • Diverse, in-depth cases provide readers with examples of real-world complexity and encourage the development of analytical skills
    • Perspectives from 'grass roots' communities are user-friendly case studies for teaching purposes and ease understanding by students
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'By providing case studies from large and small industries in large and small countries at very different stages of development, this volume contributes significantly to the stock of empirical evidence in support of a more open, transparent and cooperative trade agenda able to deliver sustainable poverty reduction.' Kym Anderson, former Chief Economist with the World Bank and international trade economist at the University of Adelaide

    'By giving voice to the indigenous communities of Nepal, the youth of East Timor and women potters of Lombok, this book provides a unique insight into the realities of how global integration and trade liberalisation affect low income communities in the Asia Pacific.' Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Chief Executive Office, ICSTD

    'The complex relation between trade and poverty reduction is under the microscope here, with detailed research papers brought to life in an array of community based case-studies. What is revealed confirms the urgent need for trade reform – at the domestic, regional and multilateral level.' Mike Moore, former Director General at the WTO and Prime Minister of New Zealand

    'This book is a refreshing move away from tedious ideological debates of free and fair trade toward telling us how it really is at ground level - with frankness and clarity.' Colleen Ryan, The Financial Times

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768368
    • length: 818 pages
    • dimensions: 238 x 160 x 42 mm
    • weight: 1.41kg
    • contains: 71 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Overview paper: The economic effects of trade on poverty reduction Euan MacMillan
    Part I. Transnational Corporations, Trade and Poverty Reduction: Thematic paper: Transnational corporations and the global supply chain Andrew Stoler
    Case studies:
    1. Cambodia's textile and garment industry Peter Van Diermen
    2. Australia's WTO trade policy changes & the future of a Samoan car parts investor Margaret B. Malua
    3. The textile and clothing sector in Indonesia Omas Bulan Samosir
    4. TNCs and the footwear industry - women in Jakarta Beta Yulianita G. Laksono
    5. Pakistan: the arrival and departure of Nike Safdar Sohail
    6. Vietnam - Intel and the electronics sector Andrew Stoler and Phan Van Sam
    Part II. Trade in Agriculture and Poverty Reduction: Thematic paper: Agriculture and trade solutions for rural poverty Lee Ann Jackson
    Case studies:
    7. Food aid: commitments and oversight John Finn
    8. Indigenous Nepalese and trade liberalisation Ojha Purushottam
    9. Samoan agricultural policy - graduating from LDC status Hamish Smith and Lee Ann Jackson
    10. Bali's ornamental fishing industry Lydia Napitupulu and Victoria Donaldson
    11. The rice sector in West Java Milda Irhamni and Chaikal Nuryakin
    12. Chinese agricultural policy - Central and Western Province Shunli Yao
    Part III. Trade in Services and Poverty Reduction: Thematic paper: Future of trade in services for developing countries Joy Abrenica, Christopher Findlay and Aik Hoe Lim
    Case studies:
    13. ICT services in Uganda Siddhartha Prakash
    14. Health services in Malaysia Aik Hoe Lim
    15. Trade in services liberalisation in India Ajitava Raychaudhuri and Prabir De
    16. Trade, aid and services in Tanzania Amanda Sunassee Lam
    17. Telecommunications reform in the Pacific and the case of Vanuatu Chakriya Bowman
    Part IV. Migration, Labour Mobility and Poverty Reduction: Thematic paper: Migration, labour mobility and poverty reduction Graeme Hugo
    Case studies:
    18. Migrant labour and remittances in Bangladesh Fhamida Khatun
    19. Migrant remittances in the state of Kerala, India Saibal Kar
    20. Migrant workers and the role of remittances in Indonesia Nur Wiyono and Dwini Handayani
    21. Labour mobility and poverty reduction in Tonga Vaimoano Taukolo, Jim Redden and Raelyn Esau
    Part V. Trade and Poverty Reduction in Small and Vulnerable Economies: Thematic paper: Trade strategies for poverty reduction in SVEs Jim Redden and Ron Duncan
    Case studies:
    22. Lombok pots Heather Baigent
    23. Plantations to professors in Grenada Sacha Silva
    24. Fisheries subsidies and the western and central Pacific Manleen Dugal
    25. Trade and youth unemployment in East Timor Joao Saldanha and Jim Redden
    26. Trade reform and poverty reduction in PNG Nolpi Kilwa
    Future of the Fiji garment industry Biman Chand Prasad, Yenteshwar Ram and Ariel Marr.

  • Editors

    Andrew L. Stoler, University of Adelaide
    Andrew L. Stoler is Executive Director, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide and former Deputy Director-General of the WTO.

    Jim Redden, University of Adelaide
    Jim Redden is Director, International Programs for China and the Pacific at the Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide.

    Lee Ann Jackson, World Trade Organization
    Lee Ann Jackson is Economic Affairs Officer in the WTO Agriculture and Commodities Division.

    Contributors

    Euan MacMillan, Andrew Stoler, Peter Van Diermen, Margaret B. Malua, Omas Bulan Samosir, Beta Yulianita G. Laksono, Safdar Sohail, Phan Van Sam, Lee Ann Jackson, John Finn, Ojha Purushottam, Hamish Smith, Lydia Napitupulu, Victoria Donaldson, Milda Irhamni, Chaikal Nuryakin, Shunli Yao, Joy Abrenica, Christopher Findlay, Aik Hoe Lim, Siddhartha Prakash, Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Prabir De, Amanda Sunassee Lam, Chakriya Bowman, Graeme Hugo, Fhamida Khatun, Saibal Kar, Nur Wiyono, Dwini Handayani, Vaimoano Taukolo, Jim Redden, Raelyn Esau, Ron Duncan, Heather Baigent, Sacha Silva, Manleen Dugal, Joao Saldanha, Nolpi Kilwa, Biman Chand Prasad, Yenteshwar Ram, Ariel Marr

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