Rashid S. Kaukab

Director, Programmes and Research. CUTS International Geneva

Rashid S. Kaukab is currently Director Programmes and Research, CUTS International Geneva, Switzerland.  He worked for the government of Pakistan as a field administrator, in the ministry of finance, and as Counsellor on trade and economic issues in Pakistan Mission to the UN/WTO in Geneva before joining the Geneva-based South Centre in March 1998 where he worked as Coordinator of South Centre Work Programme on Trade and Development, as Head, Strategic Policy and Planning, and as Acting Head, Programme and Research Coordination. He led the South Centre delegation to the Geneva, Seattle, Doha and Cancun Ministerial Conferences of the WTO and the XI Ministerial Conference of UNCTAD. He has also worked for UNCTAD as a Senior Consultant.

Trade and development is the broad area of his interest and he has contributed a number of articles and papers on issues related to trade and development and global economic governance.  He has lectured at several research and academic institutions including Grenoble University, France, CASIN, Geneva, and GC University, Lahore, Pakistan.  He is a member Governing Board, and member faculty of Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA), Arusha, Tanzania.

Rashid S. Kaukab has Masters Degrees in Economics (Karachi University) and Business Administration (Yale University).

Bridges news

13 December 2011
La saga du cycle de Doha de l'OMC, qui dure depuis dix ans, n'est pas encore terminée. Alors que certains affirment que le cycle est quasiment mort, et devrait donc être enterré pour éviter une putréfaction du cadavre, d'autres restent optimistes(1). Il existe également un point de vue de plus en...
9 December 2011
The ten year long saga of the WTO Doha Round continues. While some claim that the Round is practically dead and hence should be buried to avoid putrification of the corpse [1], others remain optimistic. There is also a growing view that continued viewing of the WTO through the prism of a stalled...