Trade Out of Poverty

There is an extremely strong argument that alleviating poverty and improving living standards in developing nations is best achieved through economic stimulation and trade, rather than international aid (though the latter remains important in the meantime).

“Trade Out of Poverty” is an interesting NGO led by a number of prominent MPs and peers including Clare Short, former UK Secretary of State for International Development; Peter Lilley, former UK Secretary of State for Social Security; Lord Hastings, head of Citizenship and Diversity at KPMG; Sir Menzies Campbell, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Hilary Benn, former UK Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs.

The raison d’etre of Trade Out of Povery is to argue the cause of opening up rich country markets to the poorest countries, simplify trade rules, end rich country export and domestic subsidies, help to reduce barriers between poor countries, and to support investment in infrastructure.

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