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          E-commerce in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
          Report by World Trade Organization, 2013, 16 pages
          Categories: Enterprise Development, Science and Technology

          This publication focuses on how e-commerce and mobile telephony have transformed the lives of many people in developing countries. It examines different ways of using e-commerce, and looks at specific sectors where Small and Medium Entreprises tap into important market information for their business.

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          World Trade Report 2008: Trade in a Globalizing World (English)
          Report by World Trade Organization, 2008, 204 pages
          Categories: Globalization and Development Strategies, WTO Issues/Multilateral Trading System

          The report explores a range of interlinking questions, starting with a consideration of what constitutes globalization, what drives it, the benefits it brings, the challenges it poses and what role trade plays in a world of ever-growing interdependency. It asks why some countries have managed to take advantage of falling trade costs and greater policy-driven trading opportunities while others have remained largely outside international commercial relations. It considers who the winners and losers are from trade in society and what complementary action policy-makers need to take in order to secure the benefits of trade for society at large. In examining these complex and multi-faceted questions, the report reviews both the theoretical trade literature and empirical evidence that can help to give answers to these questions.