chapter  19
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Strengthening Capacities

A global trading system based on a negotiating framework cannot deliver fair out-

comes unless its members have the capacity to both negotiate international trade

agreements and extract benefits from them that are in their interest. None of the

reforms proposed in this book will bring the hoped-for results unless developing

countries gain the capacity to use the reforms effectively in achieving their devel-

opment goals. Strengthening the capacities of developing countries, especially the

least developed countries, is therefore a crucial part of a human development-

oriented multilateral trading regime.