Implementation and Adjustment Costs
Special and Differential Treatment and Assistance for Developing Countries - Working Paper #50
Special and differential treatment is both a cause of and a solution to political barriers to multilateral trade liberalization. SDT provisions need to be designed as part of a broad development package sensitive to the institutional weaknesses of different countries and linked to assistance packages.
About the Author
London School of Economics
Andrew Charlton is a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has taught at Oxford University and been a consultant for the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, The United Nations Development Program and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.