Background

A Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) has been performed for several least-developed countries, in the context of the Integrated Framework.

In the actor atlas, a DTIS study is included in the initiative book of the country for which it has been performed, as listed at: Integrated Framework (Actor Atlas page) .

Trade integration must happen in a global socio-economic regime that, according to the recent World Economic and Social Survey 2010 , is in need of retooling (a copy of the report is also available at WESS 2010 (at Scribd)).

In the survey it is noted that, under the prevailing global governance instruments, economic interdependence acts as a source of instability and greater inequalities (baseline).

In the envisaged future, a not-yet-articulated blueprint, economic interdependence should be harnessed to overcome poverty, and mitigate the feared destructive impacts of climate change.

While the survey highlights several flaws in the prevailing global governance instruments, and the national tactics they invite, it lacks a wholistic diagnostic hypothesis for the vicious cycles that feed instability and greater inequalities.

The survey does not advocate a specific blueprint.

Recommendation

A combined diagnostic analysis of developing country trade integration options and of the global economic governance instruments is recommended.

Such an analysis could serve as a basis for formulating and agreeing among stakeholders a blueprint of virtuous-cycle economic interdependence.

Such an exercise could proceed following the Collective Regulative Bundle Methodology, applied to the global economic system.