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From adversaries to allies: How trade reform built trust in Colombia

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A new study from the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation looked at the development of trust in public-private partnerships. Image: Unsplash / @charlesdeluvio

Candice White
Knowledge Management and Community Engagement Lead, World Economic Forum
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Bar chart showing change in trust within private-public partnerships over the four years to 2021.
Trust increased among more than two-thirds of survey respondents from the public and private sectors in a recent GATF study in Colombia. Image: Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, 2021

Graphic showing the four successful factors for public-private trust building, according to GATF study
Four factors for successful public-private trust building, according to a 2021 Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Study. Image: Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, 2021


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