Trade policy reform and poverty
Christopher Stevens and Jane Kennan (2006)
The ‘trade and poverty in South Africa’ project has 11 components, but the first of these on Trade Policy Reform is central in the following sense. This is that it will set the initial agenda for the other elements of the project. The overall study is not concerned with all aspects of poverty in South Africa, but only with the effects of trade on poverty. This is an important focusing factor: the study of poverty in South Africa is huge, and the contribution of this project to the mammoth task is to look specifically at the areas in which trade can affect poverty.