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General Purposes

Forum on Democracy and Trade

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the Forum on Democracy and Trade to continue working to help state and local officials better understand the administrative and legislative implications of international trade agreements. The project also seeks to develop practical oversight mechanisms for federal trade policy and other globalization processes that affect local governance.Multiyear funding will support objectives that include expanding outreach to new states and constituencies; conducting research on various trade and investment topics; increasing outreach and joint work with civil society, including non-governmental organizations in the Great Lakes region working on Annex 2001; and extending outreach to parliamentarians and public officials in Latin America and East Asia.Recent accomplishments included helping U.S. state and local officials and the general public better understand the impacts of trade and investment agreements on American political decisionmaking, social policy and the environment; enabling local officials to participate in national and international arenas regarding the role of trade in economic development; and strengthening the U.S. trade representatives’ Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee.