The Role of Infrastructure in Determining Export Competitiveness: Framework Paper

"Trade is beneficial for poverty reduction. There is little persuasive evidence concerning the effect of trade on income and therefore growth.The role of infrastructure in determining trade costs and therefore export competitiveness is explored in this paper. The rest of the paper is organised as follows: Section 2 provides a background to the link between infrastructure and export competitiveness; Section 3 reviews the literature on infrastructure and export competitiveness; and, section 4 proposes a methodology for analyzing the impact of infrastructure on export competitiveness."