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A retreat to the margins?

UNCTAD, global governance and poverty reduction

Ian Taylor


UNCTAD's original remit was to engage with issues of global development, of which poverty reduction is a necessary ingredient. However, following the assertion of neo-classical policies as the dominant developmental paradigm, UNCTAD has found itself on the defensive, if not retreat. This paper critically examines the demise of UNCTAD as a strong pro-poor voice in the global governance debate and calls for a reassertion of the body as an articulator of the Global South.

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Conference Paper

Ten Years of War Against Poverty Conference Papers

Conference: Ten Years of War Against Poverty


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