Confronting New Demands : Inclusive Growth, Inclusive Trade

Policymakers, businesspeople and civil society advocates need evidence-based research to react appropriately to the challenges and opportunities of economic integration. The Latin American Trade Network (LATN) is a hemispheric network of scholars and practitioners established with IDRC support under project 003392. Through its subsequent phases (101088 and 102211), LATN gained recognition for the production of cross-disciplinary knowledge across national boundaries.

This fourth phase of support will allow the network to extend and consolidate a regional base of expertise to inform policy choices in favour of enhancing economic development. The research agenda will cover four themes: linkages between trade and inclusive growth; negotiation issues with poorly understood implications, such as labour standards and intellectual property; liberalization of trade in services, and the emerging regional trade policy architecture.

The idea is to promote a better understanding of the effects of trade liberalization on the sharing of gains and losses between nations, sectors and social stratums.

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Start Date

Friday, August 22, 2008

End Date

Saturday, December 31, 2011


36 months

IDRC Officer

Robino, Carolina

Total funding

CA$ 935,000


North and Central America, South America


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Tussie, Diana


Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences

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