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Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: Including the Global South

The Leadership Project has recently launched a major research effort titled, “Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate,” funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This initiative stems from the concern that the Southern “voice” or perspective is seldom heard as the debate around issues of mutual concern is structured in forums like the G-8, G-20 and WTO.

Trade & Economic Development

Over the past thirty years many developing countries have taken advantage of an increasingly open world trade and investment system to grow and develop.  Unfortunately, a number of African countries have not been part of the global trade system and, as a result, their growth has not been as rapid as it could have been. Addressing the barriers to greater African participation in the global commercial system can be an important spur to future economic development in Africa.