New Delhi, India, December 21-22, 2006
for International Trade, Economics & Environment
(CUTS CITEE) with support from Oxfam Novib, The
Netherlands will organise the review meeting of
the Phase II of the Project: WTO Doha Round &
South Asia: Linking Civil Society with Trade Negotiations.
The meeting will be held at New Delhi, India, on
December 21-22, 2006.
of the meeting is to bring together the project
associates (partners, experts and other stakeholders)
to review the preparatory phase activities of the
project. It will provide an opportunity to the respective
partners to present their draft research paper.
It will help in finalising the draft research papers
and simultaneously ensure the coordination and coherence
of future activities, taking account of the priorities
of the project countries.
Project Inception Workshop
April 21-22, 2006
supported by Oxfam Novib, The Netherlands, hosted
the inception workshop of phase-II of the Project
WTO Doha Round & South Asia: Linking Civil Society
with Trade Negotiations on April 21-22, 2006 in
Jaipur. The workshop was to formally initiate the
project in a close group meeting of representatives,
including project partners, advisory committee and
a few other select experts to give direction to
the research work.
five key researchers from the five South Asian countries
presented the overview of current situation of country
background study and identified the literature review
on the specific issue, covering areas like the ministerial
declarations and different provisions under WTO,
and country’s experiences so far with respect to
the five South Asian countries. The researchers
also presented the overall research methodology,
starting from the how they would address the research
issues and proceed to carry out the exploratory
research work, the hypothesis to be tested, methods
of collecting data, techniques applied to draw inferences
and other aspects of the research work. It was followed
by expert comments from the members of the advisory
committee and their views on carrying out the project.