10 ways the new EU trade chief can help reduce poverty in developing countries

The European Union's trade with the world's poorest countries remains pitifully low and largely stagnant. Trade Out of Poverty and the Overseas Development Institute offer the bloc's new trade commissioner 10 tips to help developing nations trade their way out of poverty.

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About the authors

  • Peter Lilley

    Peter Lilley is co-chair of Trade Out of Poverty and current British MP. Before being elected to Parliament in 1983, Lilley worked as an economic consultant focused on aid and development programs in Africa and Asia, and chaired the U.K. Conservative Party’s Global Poverty Policy Commission advised by Bob Geldof. He is also a former secretary of state for Trade and Industry.
  • Yurendra Basnett

    Yurendra Basnett is a development economist specializing in trade and development policies and advising governments, U.N. agencies and donors on aid for trade, WTO negotiations and regional trade agreements. He has worked in Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Namibia, Nepal, Vanuatu, Samoa and the Solomon Islands.