Trade and Human Development
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The paper explains the benefits of a human development approach to trade policy, but also notes that unrestricted trade can have significant negative components for workers in both developed and especially developing countries. The paper discusses how a gender analysis can be incorporated into a broader human development approach. The paper explains that an awareness of the role of gender in the process of developing trade policies is not simply a matter of equity or justice, but also of critical importance to economic development.
From the Paper:"A human development to economic growth and trade policy is a relatively new economic model that is the endpoint of a long tradition of human-centred economics. This approach centers people and people's needs at the core of the economic processes; as their subject and not their object. While this understanding of economics is relatively new in many respects - with the first United Nations Human Development Report being published in 1990 - the basic features of this approach have been concerns of preeminent economic thinkers such as Smith, Mill, Marx and Malthus for generations (UNDP 2003, 22-23)."
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- Randriamaro, Zo. Gender and Trade - Overview Report. Bridge Institute of Development Studies, 2006.
- UNDP 1995. Human Development Report: Gender and Human Development. United Nations Development Programme.
- UNDP 2003. Making Global Trade Work for People. United Nations Development Programma.
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