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WTO head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: how trade can help beat inequality

WTO head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: how trade can help beat inequality

IN a recent study South Africa was identified as ranking first of 164 countries in the World Bank’s global poverty database. Underlying this inequality is its very high rates of unemployment. Professor Dori Posel spoke to World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about why trade is important in tackling joblessness and inequality. And her experiences of fighting corruption in Nigeria. Author DORRIT POSEL, Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, University of the Witwatersrand Professor Posel: You’ve said that the WTO is all about people. How do we ensure that global trade reduces inequality both between…
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