As the global economic slowdown threatens to increase food insecurity among the world’s poor, a new OECD report calls on the major emerging economies to ensure their agricultural policies are focussed on long-term sustainability rather than short-term fixes..
OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 51. This paper presents improved approaches to measurement of services barriers by using alternative weighting methods and improved econometric specifications.
The meeting addressed three ongoing projects carried out by the Trade Directorate on trade in services in transition economies -- the CCNM Baltic Regional Programme, Russia Programme and South Eastern Europe project (financed by the Swedish International Development Agency - SIDA). The content and emphasis of these programmes vary, as they reflect different stages of the reform process in individual countries and regions, but all have