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ITC publications bring the business voice to sustainable trade, with a focus on developing countries. We offer guidance for trade policymakers, business support organizations and small firms. Our reports offer insights to make trade more inclusive, green, digital and competitive.

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The Coffee Guide is the world's most extensive, hands-on and neutral source of information on the international coffee trade. It covers trade issues relevant to coffee growers, traders, exporters, transportation companies, certifiers, associations and authorities, and other relevant actors. Many in...

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The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2021 analyses how small businesses can rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic so they are prepared to face the looming climate crisis. It provides a 20-point Green Recovery Plan to foster competitive, resilient and environmentally sustainable small and medium-sized...

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Small firms and women-led enterprises can connect to global markets by boosting their digital capacity. This is an area where Aid for Trade can have a big impact. Evidence shows a significant connectivity gap between small and large firms, and between firms managed/owned by men or women. This...

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Inclusive and sustainable development objectives are at the heart of all projects at the International Trade Centre. This guide offers a one-stop approach for project managers to consistently embed these objectives into ITC projects.Gender, youth, green growth and social responsibility are the focus...

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Trade policy for women took an international leap with the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment, endorsed by more than 120 countries at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference of 2017. This report, produced under the auspices of the International Gender Champions’...

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Greater access to information about export opportunities is essential for determining SME export success.SMEs which participate in international trade are more productive than those which do not. Integration into global and regional markets is thus likely to help close the productivity gap between...

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Training module aiming to promote local creative industries in developing countries through the tourism value chain, with a view to poverty reduction. It explains how fostering artistic and cultural activities within tourism business chains can contribute to poverty reduction in a given location or...

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Study explaining how to identify viable projects adapted to tourism supply chains in order to promote poverty reduction. It provides guidelines structured around three phases: 1) Diagnosis of Current Situation and Context includes tools to map the tourism value chain and the participation of the...

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With tourism as one of the top five sectors for 83% of developing countries, sustainable links between the handicraft sector and tourism are an important avenue for development. This training guide analyses the tourism-related handicraft value chain so that producers can improve design, quality,...

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Training module providing people in the tourism sector with skills to expand opportunities for enhancing local community involvement in this sector. It provides an introduction to the tourism sector, and how it can contribute to poverty reduction; discusses potential involvement of local people and...

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COVID-19 is reshaping global value chains and policy landscapes. In this brief, leaders from government, business and women’s economic empowerment networks identify key trends and potential scenarios for women in trade. The brief presents nine actions that governments, corporations and the...

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