Performance Requirements as Tools of Development Policy: Lessons from Experiences of Developed and Developing Countries for the WTO Agenda on Trade and Investment

Author Name Nagesh Kumar
Author Name: 
Nagesh Kumar

This paper reviews the experiences of developed and developing countries to draw implications for the current debate on the relevance of performance requirements (PRs). It summarizes the evidence on use of PRs in developed countries, reviews theoretical, cross-country and case evidence on effectiveness of PRs in meeting their stated policy objectives in developing countries.