Ratnakar Adhikari

Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization

Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari is currently the Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat at the World Trade Organization.  Prior to this assignment, he was the Chief Executive Director of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a Kathmandu-based regional think tank. Previously he served, among others, as a Senior Adviser to the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal, and Trade Programme Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asia Pacific Regional Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He also worked as a Manager of Nepal Indosuez Bank Ltd. and a Lecturer at the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, besides working as a consultant for various multilateral organizations.

Dr. Adhikari has conducted extensive research in the areas of international trade, regional economic integration, development assistance, competition policy, and intellectual property rights, particularly from the perspective of least developed countries. He has (co)-authored/(co)-edited eight books and contributed several articles/chapters in peer reviewed publications. He has also contributed more than 170 short articles/columns in national and international popular media.

He obtained his PhD degree from University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2011) and received his Masters of International Law and Economics degree from World Trade Institute, Switzerland (2002) and Masters of Commerce degree from University of Delhi, India (1990).

Bridges news

15 November 2017
La faiblesse des capacités institutionnelles et productives constitue le principal obstacle à la participation des pays les moins avancés au commerce international. Comment le Cadre intégré renforcé les aide-t-il, notamment en Afrique, dans leurs efforts pour surmonter ces barrières et tirer...
8 November 2017
Inadequate institutional and productive capacities constitute major impediments to the participation of least developed countries in global trade. How is the Enhanced Integrated Framework supporting them, particularly in Africa, in their efforts to overcome these barriers and benefit more from...
11 April 2011
Au fur et à mesure qu'approche le troisième examen global de l'Aide pour le Commerce (APC), les efforts de suivi de l'Initiative d'APC coordonnés par l'OMC et l'OCDE se sont intensifiés. Les membres de l'OMC, ses observateurs, les institutions financières internationales, les organisations...
4 April 2011
As the third global review of Aid for Trade (AfT) draws close, the monitoring efforts of the AfT initiative coordinated by the WTO and OECD have intensified. WTO members, observers, international financial institutions, multilateral and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, and...