"A workshop washeld in Geneva on March 9, 2000 for African representatives to the WTO, to present some of the country studies along with some thematic overviews.This volume represents some of the material presented at that workshop. It covers trade in services in some depth, with both country studies and two overview pieces. Other papers are devoted to industrial policy, intellectual property rights, special and differential treatment, and experience with technical assistance for capacity building. Agricultural trade is handled in a separate volume, given its importance and complexity. However, a few of the key agricultural issues are summarised in the first paper in this volume by Oyejide and Njinkeu. This paper also fills in the other main gaps not covered elsewhere—implementation, participation, WTO governance, and investment. Finally, it summarises the key issues related to other topics covered in more detail in this volume, and thereby serves as an appropriate introduction and overview for the entire book."