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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries. Follow at

May 9, 2011

This week, 10,000 representatives from around the world will head to Istanbul for the fourth decadal meeting of the UN conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV).  Trade is likely to have a prominent place on the agenda. I invited senior fellow Kimberly Elliott, author of Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor, for her views on the conference.

“Duty free quota free access to rich country markets will definitely be one of the key asks of these LDC countries in Istanbul,” says Kim. “But I don’t expect there to be much progress, principally because the United States has shown no interest in moving on this.”

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