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16 June 2011 - World Bank Launches Trade Strategy

The World Bank Group released its first ever Trade Strategy on 16 June 2011, after conducting a six-month series of consultations with stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, bilateral donors, and other international organisations. The strategy will guide the Bank's trade support activities for the next decade. Read more.

25 May 2011 - Making Markets Work for Smallholders or Wage Labour? Provocation Seminar

The University of Manchester, UK

Capturing the Gains, together with IDPM and BWPI, hosted a seminar initiated by the IIED/HIVOS Knowledge Programme: Small Producer Agency in Globalised Markets. The fourth in a series of six provocation seminars, it brought together policymakers, academics and practitioners working at the interface between small-scale production, markets and development to contest the benefits of smallholders and commercial agriculture as targets of efforts to make markets work for the rural poor.

Download event poster, in English (PDF 389KB) or in Spanish (PDF 539KB).

22 June 2010 “Is business a force for good in development?”

BWPI and Capturing the Gains presented a public panel discussion on 22 June 2010 at the University of Manchester.

Watch/listen to Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Spray and Paul Vallely at the Capturing the Gains You Tube channel.