The Great Global Poverty Debate: Balancing Private Interests and the Public Good At the WTO A report on trade and poverty at the World Trade Organization


Daniel Drache and Marc D. Froese

This report summarizes the major elements of the great debate on global poverty, giving a context to the WTO’s recent development efforts in the Doha round. Since the mid-1990s, policy-makers, academics and activists have been engaged in a public policy debate over the best way to eradicate global poverty. International inequality has risen by more than 20% in the past twenty-five years, shooting up dramatically in the 1990s.

September 9, 2003