Karin Ulmer

Gender issues are conspicuous by their absence from the 'hard' areas of EPA negotiations, such as trade and regional cooperation. In order to estimate the likely impact of future trade agreements on poor women and men, a more systematic approach to trade policy negotiations and to capacity building in ACP countries is required, writes Karin Ulmer.

The Cotonou Partnership Agreement differs significantly from the Lomé Convention, which it succeeded. Although it still contains a commitmen...read more