Trade and Development Report 1989

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Global output and trade expanded very rapidly last year and are continuing to grow, though at a somewhat reduced pace. The international economy is apparently in good health. However, this appearance is misleading. The growth impulses that are present are quite fragile, and will need to be actively protected.



Trade policy reform and export performance in developing countries in the 1980s

The main objectives of this chapter are to evaluate trade policy changes in developing countries in the 1980s and to assess the influence which such changes may have had on export performance and on growth. In addition, it examines the conditions with regard to market access which are necessary if developing countries are to step up their reliance on foreign trade to promote growth.


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