south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Regional Consultation on Food-related Legislation in South Asia

Liberalizing Air Services

South Asia's Agenda for Bali

Sixth South Asia Economic Summit

Project Inception Meeting

In focus

SAWTEE participating at the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference

SAWTEE is participating at the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC9) to be held on 3-6 December 2013 at Bali, Indonesia.

Dr Ratnakar Adhikari of Nepal appointed as the Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework

His Excellency Minelik Alemu Getahun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN Office in Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland in his capacity as Chair of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Board and following the WTO Director-General’s conclusion of the selection process, has announced the appointment of Dr Ratnakar Adhikari as the Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) replacing Mrs Dorothy Tembo whose tenure comes to an end on 31st October 2013.

Sixth SAES Concluded

SIX years after its inauguration in Colombo, the 6th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) was held in Colombo again on 2–4 September 2013. The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka hosted the annual event in collaboration with different organizations, including SAWTEE. With the theme of “Towards a Stronger, Dynamic and Inclusive South Asia”, the SAES discussed the needs of South Asian nations to strengthen their economic growth prospects while managing risks and challenges in building a stronger region. 

Aid for Trade, Regional Global Value Chains and the Role of Trilateral Development Cooperation

Aid for Trade has become crucial for developing countries and especially LDCs to increase their participation in global trade. Helping these countries to overcome their infrastructural and administrative limitation that prevent them to reap benefits from trade should be fostered. One possible way is the development of regional value chain, and incrementally linking those with the global value chain, increasing by the same way benefit-sharing among participating countries.

A Panel Discussion on Climate Change, Agriculture Biodiversity and Food Security

At the sidelines of the Eleventh Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11), South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) organized a panel discussion on the theme “Climate change, agriculture biodiversity and food security”.