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“If Africa, East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America were each to increase their share of world exports by just one per cent, the resulting gains in income could lift 128 million people out of poverty. In Africa alone, this would generate $70 billion – approximately five times what the continent receives in aid.” Oxfam

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Least Developed Countries (LDC’s) are countries which, according to the United Nations, exhibit the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development. The fashion industry has created a lifeline for communities in LDC’s such as Bangladesh and Lesotho.

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“In recent years many of the fastest growing developing countries. have been those selling their goods abroad. China..has achieved economic growth of some 8% over 20 years, lifting over 200 million people out of poverty. While Asia was the poorest continent on the planet 40 years ago- it is now the fastest growing economy and is twice as rich as Africa.” Trade Matters, report by the Department for International Development.

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The Department for International Development (DfID) issues a quarterly magazine called Developments which showcases initiatives which are changing lives for communities in the developing world.

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The Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) aims to encourage developing countries exports by allowing their products preferential access to the markets of developed countries.

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