About the product
The International Trade Forum is a quarterly magazine published by the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO. The magazine focuses on trade promotion, export development and import methods, as part of its technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition. During 2009 the Trade Forum team has examined the financial crisis, Aid for Trade and the creative economy. It has been a year of unprecedented economic, social and environmental turmoil which has resulted in the poorest of the poor taking the brunt of the negative impact. With only five years to go, it will take the combined efforts of all economic actors in addressing the triple bottom line of people, planet and prosperity if we are to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) will become even more necessary. PPPs are not a new thing, but what has changed in recent years is the kind of partnerships being done, the issues being tackled and the level of innovation which collaborative projects are bringing to the development agenda.