The International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) aims to seek a better understanding of how trade interacts with employment, promote discussion on these issues and develop policy-relevant conclusions.

Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs

How does trade affect jobs? This book presents highlights from the first two years of work, as selected by ICITE partners, featuring regional, country and thematic studies.

» Read and download the book for free

You can also consult more ICITE studies and material from regional conferences:

World Bank-OECD seminar on ICITE, Washington D.C., September 2012

Watch the OECD and World Bank seminar on the findings of ICITE, held in Washington, D.C. on 13 September 2012.

This seminar was part of the Jobs Knowledge Platform series of JKPLive events.

Moderator: Carol Guthrie, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Media and Public Affairs


  • Ken Ash, Director of Trade and Agriculture, OECD [starts at 4 mins 50 sec of video]
  • Bill Spriggs, Chief Economist, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) [at 25:30]
  • Daniel Lederman, Lead Economist of International Trade Department (PRMTR), World Bank [at 40:00]
  • Nancy A. Donaldson, Director of ILO Washington office, International Labour Organization (ILO) [at 54:30]

The panel also took questions from the auditorium and online audience [at 1:08:00]

ICITE is a joint undertaking of 10 international organisations: