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Policy Debate | Commodity Trading and Development

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The ‘Policy Debate’ section of International Development Policy offers a platform where academics, policy makers and reflective practitioners engage in critical dialogue on specific development challenges. The initial lead paper is not peer-reviewed. Instead, it is followed by reactions and critical comments from different stakeholders.

The lead paper below, written in December 2012 by Werner Thut (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), is followed by reactions and analysis from Alexandra Gillies (Revenue Watch Institute, New York), Humberto Campodonico (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima) and Stéphane Graber (Geneva Trading & Shipping Association). Readers who are intetested are invited to contribute to this policy debate on our blog < >.

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Werner Thut

Commodities and Switzerland: Development Policy Challenges and Policy Options [Original article in full]

Werner Thut, PhD, is Senior Policy Advisor at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC, Analysis & Policy Division).

Alexandra Gillies

Crafting a Strategic Response to the Commodity-Development Conundrum [Original article in full]
A response to “Commodities and Switzerland: Development Policy Challenges and Policy Options” by Werner Thut.

Alexandra Gillies, PhD, is Head of Governance of the Revenue Watch Institute.

Prof. Humberto Campodónico

Going Beyond Transparency and Good Governance | Más allá de la transparencia y una buena gobernanza [Original and translated article in full]

Humberto Campodónico is Professor at the National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru.

Stéphane Graber

Reassessing the Merchants’ Role in a Globalized Economy [Original article in full]

Stéphane Graber, PhD, is General Secretary of Geneva Trading & Shipping Association (GTSA).

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