The Fed’s Aggressive Monetary Policy Tightening: New Headwinds for Emerging Markets

By Kavaljit Singh | Briefing Paper # 50 | January 21, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, emerging market economies will continue to struggle to improve their financial resilience in the face of numerous domestic and global headwinds. The emergence of new virus variants like Omicron serves as a stark reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and it could jeopardize…

The Far-Reaching Ramifications of WTO’s Ruling Against India’s Sugar Subsidies

By Biswajit Dhar | Briefing Paper # 49 | January 10, 2022

After they forced the government to repeal the three controversial farm laws, and thus to ensure the continuation of the minimum price support mechanism, India’s farmers face yet another challenge, this time from World Trade Organization (WTO). On 14th December, a WTO dispute settlement panel concluded in its report that India was violating its…

The Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations at the WTO: The Mirage of Marine Conservation

By Ranja Sengupta | Briefing Paper # 48 | November 23, 2021

In a historic move, the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14.6 mandated the World Trade Organization (WTO) to “prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, and eliminate subsidies that contribute to IUU fishing …, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and…

Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference: Current Issues and Future Challenges

By Biswajit Dhar | Briefing Paper # 47 | November 16, 2021

The 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization is being convened in Geneva at the end of this month, a year and a half after it was scheduled to be held in Kazakhstan. MC12 is being held at an important juncture when the global trade scenario is quite upbeat. Recent WTO estimates…

CSOs Demand an Overhaul of the World Bank Following the DBR Scandal

By CSOs | Statement | October 12, 2021

More than 100 civil society organisations, including Madhyam, have sought a major overhaul of the World Bank’s governing structures and policies following the scandal that led to the scrapping of its flagship publication, the ‘Doing Business’ report. This report ranks 190 countries on the Ease of Doing Business index. Following is the full text…