Welcome to Trade Out of Poverty
Trade is the only proven route out of poverty. Yet the poorest countries still face
obstacles to trade with the developed world and even with each other.
TOP exists to raise awareness of how much the poorest countries could benefit from
an opening up of markets to their exports. We research into the barriers that still
exist, quantify the damage they do and identify successful ways of removing them.
Feb 27, 2014
TOP event: “Thinking Small in Private Sector Development”
Yesterday, TOP co-hosted a lively seminar discussion with CAFOD, raising awareness of the key role of the private sector and especially SMEs in driving development and poverty reduction. We heard from the Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan as well as being joined by panellists from CAFOD, SABMiller and the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection in Zambia.
Feb 10, 2014
Greening: UK will focus on frontier economic development
“Economic development is, without question, the only way countries can leave behind enduring and chronic poverty for good,” said Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, as she outlined her department’s new approach to support growth and create jobs in developing countries in a speech at the London Stock Exchange.
Feb 05, 2014
"The Future of Development: Equitable Growth through Trade?"
TOP Co-Chair Peter Lilley chaired an event hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association this afternoon, which explored the role that trade is likely to play in future development models. He was joined by Dirk Willem te Velde, Head of International Economic Development Group at ODI, and Peter Callaghan, Director General of the Commonwealth Business Council.
Jan 24, 2014
House of Lords Debate International Trade
Yesterday, Lord Harrison led a debate in the House of Lords on the role of international trade in increasing employment and economic growth. In his response, Minister of State for Trade, Lord Livingston of Parkhead, said: “Trade is the greatest single tool to bring hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and set countries on the path of development."