Report on Effective Participation by Developing Countries in International Governance, Institutions and Negotiations.


This project set out to examine: When developing countries need to participate in international agreements in order to manage the impact of external forces on poverty reduction and other national objectives; What forms of participation have been successful and efficient in resource use; and What types of assistance can improve countries' capacity.The project was based on studies of: the relationships of trade and climate change to poverty; the history of GATT-WTO, ACP-EU, and Climate Change negotiations; and the participation of Bolivia, Guyana, and Zimbabwe in negotiations. This report outlines the project's background, objectives, methods, findings and dissemination of results.


DFID, London, UK, 41 pp.

Published 1 January 2003