The Trade and Development Series seeks to provide objective, accessible information about the new trade agenda. Titles in the series cover a wide range of topics, from regional trade agreements and customs reform to agriculture, intellectual property rights, services, and other key issues currently being discussed in World Trade Organization negotiations. Contributors to the series represent some of the world’s leading thinkers and specialists on international trade issues. Titles in this series undergo internal and external review under the management of the Trade Group's Advisory Board in the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network.
(Washington, DC: World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
Mattoo, Aaditya; Payton, Lucy
Some see trade in services as irrelevant
to the development agenda for least developed countries
(LDCs). Others see few benefits from past market openings by
LDCs. This book debunks both views. It finds that serious
imperfections in Zambia's reform of services trade
deprived the country of significant benefits and diminished
faith in liberalization.