What to expect from WTO's 2019 Global Review of Aid for Trade

A view during the World Trade Organization Aid for Trade Global Review in 2017. Photo by: Jay Louvion / WTO / CC BY-SA

CANBERRA — The world’s least developed countries have the smallest share of the global trade market, but highest reliance on a small number of commodities to support their economic growth — a key topic on the agenda at the World Trade Organization’s Global Review of Aid for Trade in July.

The review, which will take place July 3-5 at WTO in Geneva, is set to highlight these growing challenges for less-developed countries in a climate of increased protectionism as it calls for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee members to recommit to the aid for trade agenda.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.