United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XII)

Internet resources and NAI publications, compiled by the Nordic Africa Institute's library staff, about 'trade and development' due to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XII), Accra, Ghana on April 20-25.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

UNCTAD, United Nations, ACP, access to markets, economic agreements, economic and social development, economic cooperation, economic integration, exports, foreign trade, free trade, globalization, imports, international cooperation, international economic relations, international negotiations, international trade, north south relations, partnership, poverty alleviation, sustainable development, trade agreements, trade development, trade liberalization, trade negotiations, trade policy.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with trade and development. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.

AfricaFocus Bulletin

News from AfricaFocus Bulletin, May 11, 2008 on the UN Conference on Trade and Development. The bulletin is an independent electronic publication with commentary and analysis on African issues.

Trade Negotiations Insights

Trade Negotiations Insights. A joint ECDPM (European Centre for Development Policy Management)and ICTSD (International Centre for trade and Sustainable Development) monthly publication on the major issues faced by African and ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries.

Allafrica.com - Trade

News on 'Trade' from Allafrica.com, African news and information worldwide with daily stories in English and French.

The Secretariat of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group)

Works for sustainable development and integration into the global economy, poverty reduction and for establishment and consolidation of peace and stability in a free and democratic society.

EPA Watch

EPA Watch is a common website of NGOs working on EPAs. It contains news and civil society campaign ressources.


International Economic Development Group (under ODI)


Negotiation of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA). European Commission.

Useful NAI publications

Roberto Rios-Herran, Effects of Rules of Origin on the European Union – Africa Economic Partnership Agreements: Summary of issues. NAI, Policy Notes: Trade. 2007. Download a fulltext copy from the publication database DiVA.

Marikki Stocchetti, The Development Dimension or Disillusion? The EU's Development Policy Goals and the Economic Partnership Agreements. NAI, Policy Notes: Trade, 2007. Download a fulltext copy from the publication database DiVA.

Margaret C. Lee, Henning Melber, Sanusha Naidu, Ian Taylor. Compiled by Henning Melber, China in Africa. The Nordic Africa Institute, 2007. Current African Issues 35. Download a fulltext copy from the publication database DiVA.

Brüntrup, Michael, Henning Melber and Ian Taylor. Compiled by Henning Melberg, Africa, Regional Cooperation and the World Market. Socio-Economic Strategies in Times of Global Trade Regimes. The Nordic Africa Institute, 2006, Discussion Paper 31. Download a fulltext copy from the publication database DiVA.

Melber, Henning (Ed.) Trade, Development, Cooperation - What Future for Africa?. The Nordic Africa Institute, 2005. Current African Issues 29. Download a fulltext copy from the publication database DiVA.

See also information and reports as well as PowerPoint presentations of papers presented at the conference Commodities, Rules of Origin, Development and Legal dimensions of the European Union/Africa Economic Partnership Debates: The Nexus between African Issues of Concern in EPAs and the WTO Doha Development debates held in Uppsala 7–8 September 2007.

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