This work seeks to look beyond the seemingly endless deadlock in the WTO’s Doha round of trade negotiations that began in November 2001 and were first scheduled to conclude by January 1, 2005. As well as offering an incisive analysis of the ills of the round, with particular attention directed at the poorest and least developed countries, the book expands on how the round could be moved forward elaborating on the Statement on the Doha Development Agenda that was negotiated in Johannesburg .

The work as a whole provides the reader with a critical analysis of the implications of the negotiations for development and poverty reduction as well as proposals for moving beyond the current impasse. The volume brings together contributions from serving and former ambassadors to the WTO, key practitioners, and civil society representatives along with those of leading scholars. Each chapter explores an area of critical importance to the round; and together they stand as an important contribution to debates not only about the Doha round but also about the role of trade in the amelioration of poverty in the poorest countries.

chapter |14 pages


The promise of “development” and the Doha Development Agenda
ByJames Scott, Rorden Wilkinson

part I|39 pages

The round

chapter 1|20 pages

The poverty of the Doha round and the least developed countries

ByJames Scott, Rorden Wilkinson

chapter 2|17 pages

The Doha Development Agenda 10 years on

What next?
ByBernard Hoekman

part II|36 pages

Key issues

chapter 3|15 pages

Food security and the WTO

ByJennifer Clapp

part III|63 pages

The view from inside

chapter 6|18 pages

Mandela's way

Reflections on South Africa's role in the multilateral trading system
ByFaizel Ismail, Brendan Vickers

chapter 7|20 pages

Africa and the promise of the Doha round

ByYonov Frederick Agah

chapter 8|13 pages

The Doha round and the future of the WTO

BySun Zhenyu

part IV|62 pages

Focus on Africa

chapter 10|16 pages

Africa and the Doha round

ByRichard E. Mshomba

chapter 11|15 pages

The Doha Development Agenda

Prospective outcomes and African perspectives
ByPradeep S. Mehta, Bipul Chatterjee, Joseph George

chapter 12|15 pages

The Doha Development Agenda and the WTO can deliver on Africa's development priorities

ByPeter Draper, Memory Dube, Morisho Nene