The current blockade has presented Qatar with numerous challenges around international trade, the overall economy, the global political stage, and its social development. Challenges in these spheres also present significant opportunities for leadership and change.
Leadership in a global economy was a theme in both courses in the second module. Professor Busch analyzed the rules of the international trading system, while Professor Desai focused on the processes and challenges of international development. Both areas offer significant possibilities for Qatar, as a small state with global ambitions, to emerge as an important player in the areas of global trade and development.
Please write a reflection paper to develop an economic partnership between Qatar and a developing country. That partnership should include a preferential trade agreement (PTA) as well as a country-assistance strategy by which Qatar will provide development financing to assist that country with their most urgent economic needs. In your paper, be sure to explain and identify: (1) the rationale for selecting that country; (2) how a PTA with this country would benefit both the country itself as well as Qatar; and (2) the main economic priorities needed for sustainable economic development in that country