This paper is one in a series of nine briefing papers prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Each of the papers focuses on an issue of particular importance for sustainable development in the South in the WTO’s current round of negotiations—the so-called Doha Development Agenda. The aim of the series is to set out, in brief and uncomplicated style, what is at stake in those negotiations for those concerned with international development and the environment.
This briefing is one of a series of nine. All briefings can be found in the IISD Publications Centre by clicking on the titles below.