There are widespread discussions on how trade can help achieve the post-2015 development agenda; in particular, what kinds of trade need to be promoted and how developing countries should be supported. The post-2015 framework will set the development agenda for the next 15 years, but the role of trade in delivering that agenda remains wanting.
This article argues that within the context of the post-2015 development agenda, trade must be seen as part of the solution. Boosting the share of trade in developing countries will also help to empower developing countries in the multilateral trade community.
Leah Worrall and Yurendra Basnett