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Creative trade for human development

Patrick Kabanda ()

No 7684, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: In recent years, international trade in creative goods and services has been expanding. But this upward march is not lifting all boats. Although many developing countries are endowed with vast cultural wealth, they still lag behind. In addition, women are not faring well. Much needs to be done to expand creative trade for human development. Suggestions here include implementing a Women Artisan Trade Initiative, creating a cultural trade index, developing appropriate intellectual property initiatives, and considering creative trade in economic diversification strategies.

Keywords: Inequality; Information Technology; International Trade and Trade Rules (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-05-24
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