The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) Ministerial discussions on Trade and Growth will bring together heads of state, players in the business world, civil society and academia to tackle global trade and economic development issues.
Dr. George Njenga, Dean Strathmore Business School will be the moderator of one of UNCTAD conference session, titled; How to Kick-Start Trade and Output Growth. The session will discuss structural changes and constraints impeding trade, whilst presenting views from trade economist, policy makers and business leaders to unveil not only macro-economic factors but also to provide evidence of the business behaviors at the micro level. Furthermore, different measures to kick-start trade and output growth in support of Agenda 2030.
The Session will three four thematic areas; export-oriented development strategies, fueling future, sustainable growth in trade, and government involvement in the trade agenda.
Persistently low growth rates in developed and emerging markets have implications on whether they should replicate or continue the export-oriented development strategies that have been successful in the past. Developing countries seeking to benefit from international trade should adapt their development strategies by taking account of signals from the international trade.