As a specialist Trade Policy and Development consultancy, as well as a Knowledge Platform, Developing Trade Consultants is uniquely placed to provide research and analysis with real-world relevance.

DTC believes that international trade can be a powerful engine of growth for developing countries if the right policies are in place. Increasing integration into the global trading system is an important objective for most developing countries, and one that DTC is well positioned to support with evidence-based research and analysis.

Founded in 2009 by Dr. Ben Shepherd, an internationally recognized Trade Policy and Development expert, DTC is designed to be both a Trade Policy and Development consultancy, and a Knowledge Platform providing policy-relevant research and analysis. It also supplies capacity building services for researchers, analysts, and policymakers who deal with Trade Policy and Development issues.

DTC serves the full range of issues in international trade, focusing on developing countries and emerging markets. It draws on an international network of expertise to put together effective project teams that deliver high quality outputs on time and within budget.

DTC and its Principal, Dr. Ben Shepherd, have worked with a range of international clients, including the World Bank, the OECD, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations, and the APEC Policy Support Unit.