Traidcraft Exchange has spent the best part of two decades researching and lobbying on trade and investment agreements. Director of Policy and Advocacy Liz May explains how trade deals can help sustainable global development, and where the dangers lie.Read More
Shortly after Theresa May announced a snap election for 8th June, we published a short list of the priorities that we as Traidcraft Exchange wanted to see the next government take into office.Read More
Soaring executive pay is a symptom of a corporate culture that is losing its grip on reality. Tom Wills and Fiona Gooch look at the links between responsible business, inequality and executive pay, and ask what can be learned from Traidcraft’s salary ratio.Read More
The UK government sees greater foreign direct investment in poorer countries as a key driver for development. Matt Grady offers some tests that need to be satisfied if investment is going to help tackle poverty.Read More
The EU referendum vote brings with it the real possibility that the UK will have to develop its own trade and investment policy, making new agreements with trading partners around the world. Liz May thinks through what implications this could have on human rights.Read More
Is the UK government attempting to redefine aid and the purpose of our development budget? At Traidcraft we see a strong focus on private sector growth as a good thing, but we have three stipulations we would add to this. Firstly, our development money should always be divorced from national self-interest. Secondly, that the goal is to reduce poverty. And thirdly, that the role of micro, small and medium sized private sector actors is recognised within this.
Priti Patel’s appointment as Secretary of State for International Development wRead More
Since Britain voted to leave the European Union in June, there have been lots of questions about the future direction of its trade policies – and very few answers. Matt Grady suggests what a pro-development trade policy might look like.Read More