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Recent years have witnessed a sharp increase in many commodity prices. This report examines the question of whether commodity price volatility has materially changed with the rapid run up in world prices in 2006-09, followed by an equally sharp decline in many commodity prices.
Ensuring stronger productivity growth is essential in responding to increased demand for agricultural products. This report looks at developments in productivity and competitiveness in the agricultural and food processing sectors, focusing on research and development (R&D).
An overview of OECD work with Brazil in trade issues such as export credits, trade policy, trade liberalisation and the relationship between trade and employment.
As China continues to dominate discussions of trade and with global economic integration an important factor in the ongoing economic recovery, OECD remains highly engaged with China in developing and implementing its trade policy agenda.
An overview of OECD work on India’s trade and regulatory policies, trade relations, trade performance trends, and barriers to trade and productivity, as well as policy recommendations to help India realise its significant trade potential.
Trade policy reforms have a role to play in reducing large current account imbalances, this paper finds. A multilateral and co-ordinated approach to reducing imbalances, involving macroeconomic, exchange rate and structural reforms, is essential for achieving maximum benefits for all countries.<
The OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2011 had as its focus improving agricultural market information and analysis for better policy decisions and enhanced food security.
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Opening Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General for the 2011 Global Forum on Trade
The 'phantom of protectionism', gender inequalities, and the need to better distribute the benefits of open trade - all feature in this entertaining OECD Insights blog post with a varied and colourful cast including Senator Smoot, Lady Chatterley, Bobby Darin and King James!
No untargeted agricultural policy intervention is pro-poor within the rural economy, says this study of farm households in Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Nicaragua and Vietnam using the new Development Policy Evaluation Model (DEVPEM).