Recent Submissions

  • I. Introduction Editorial: Multilateralism in Question 

    Evans, David; Joekes, Susan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
  • II. New Issues and Current Negotiations: The Materials Revolution and Economic Development 

    Kaounides, Lakis (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary The spawning of a vast array of new advanced materials is of fundamental importance to the world economy. Increasingly, it seems probable that, in the 1990s, the world economy and industry will be driven and shaped ...
  • The International Trading System 

    Bhagwati, Jagdish (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary This article provides a brief overview of the achievements of UNCTAD over the last 25 years. It then examines in some detail the evolution of the world trading system, the role of multinational corporations within ...
  • Intellectual Property and International Trade 

    Curtis, John M. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary Historically, there has always been a clash of interests between originators and users of patents and other intellectual property rights. This paper provides an overview of the economic issues behind the intellectual ...
  • Sectoral Issues and the Multilateral Framework for Trade in Services: An Overview 

    Gibbs, Murray; Hayashi, Michiko (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary Increased opportunity for developing countries to expand trade in services is one objective of attempts to liberalise trade in services. However, efforts in this direction are continually impeded by the specificity ...
  • III. Future Trade Flows and the Need for Openness South?South Trade: Developments in the 1980s and Policies for the 1990s 

    Hulugalle, L. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary The rapid increase in the value of trade among developing countries in the 1970s was followed by a sharp deceleration of this flow of trade in the 1980s as a result of the economic difficulties faced by many ...
  • The Impact of Europe 1992 on the South 

    Stevens, Christopher (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary The task for countries of the South of preparing for 1992 is made difficult by the fact that ‘1992’ does not yet constitute an identified set of actions. Furthermore they stand to be most affected indirectly by ...
  • Is the Brady Plan an Effective Approach to Dept Management? 

    Jones, Stephany Griffith (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary This article briefly describes the Brady Plan, as well as the background to its emergence. It then evaluates the role which regulatory and fiscal managements have in influencing debt reduction, and proposes that ...
  • IV. REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES UNCTAD's Agenda for the 1990s: The issues for Africa 

    Ashiabor, Alex (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary The relevance of UNCTAD to African countries in the 1990s will depend critically on the organisation's global achievements and, more especially, on the concrete benefits which are secured for the region as a whole. ...
  • UNCTAD in Asia: Issues in the 1990s 

    Panchamukhi, V. R. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary In the 1990s trade negotiations are highly fragmented and a tendency to unilateralism has become apparent, while new vistas of exploitation of the South by the North are opened up with the emergence of new ...
  • International Trade from the 1980s to the 1990s: The Latin American Perspective 

    Bifani, Paolo (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1990)
    summary Latin American regional issues illustrate some of the divergent trends winch have been at work over the lost development decade of the 1980s. This article argues that there has been an increasing marginalisation ...