Recent Publications and Resources

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Overview of Developing Country Concerns

2001 Developing countries assert that developed countries have not fulfilled promises to provide them with the resources and technical assistance to help them create the domestic legal basis and policy structure for implementing commitments ...
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Services and the Views of Developing Countries

2001 Developing countries seek liberalization in many different services sectors but construction, maritime, and tourism appear to have the most support ...
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Special and Differential Treatment for Developing Countries

2001 Developing countries want future negotiations to ensure that the special and differential treatment provisions in WTO agreements are more specific and legally enforceable ...
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Textiles Trade and Developing Countries

2001 The system of import quotas that dominated textiles trade since the early 1960s is being phased out. Developing countries that rely on export of textiles and apparel are frustrated with delays in lifting of quotas ...
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Reform of the WTO: Basic Issues and Concerns

2000 A brief examination of the issues of transparency and decision making in the WTO ...
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Building National Core WTO Expertise

Without core WTO expertise a country cannot participate effectively in the multilateral trade system (MTS). But what does effective participation mean? On the one hand, it means taking advantage of the benefits MTS affords, such as increased access to markets. And on the other hand, it means meeting the obligations of the system ...
An Economic Programme for Korean Reconstruction, 1954

An Economic Programme for Korean Reconstruction, 1954

Satisfactory solutions of Korea’s manifold problems come into proper and reasonable focus only when these problems are examined in the perspective of a comprehensive reconstruction plan. This Report presents such a plan (p. viii). In 1952, Robert R. Nathan Associates was commissioned by the United Nations’ Korean Reconstruction Agency to devise a five-year plan for the economic recovery of South Korea. In this seminal work in postconflict planning, the firm presented a detailed program for stabilizing Korea’s war-torn economy and reinvigorating production and investment. The plan establishes goals for production, consumption, investment, import financing, resource use, pricing, business management, and ...
Economic and Engineering Development of Burma, 1953

Economic and Engineering Development of Burma, 1953

In August 1951, the American engineering firm Knappen Tippets Abbett teamed with Robert R. Nathan Associates to produce an economic and engineering development program for the government of the Union of Burma. The program, finalized in 1953, was one of the first adopted by a developing country in the postwar period of decolonization and a model for other countries to follow. In the interests of sharing our history broadly, we are making available here the entire, two-volume Economic and Engineering Development of Burma, 1953, in a searchable PDF. The report runs to one thousand pages, and so we have broken ...