International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP)

Unverified non-profit organisation

ILEAP’s launch was motivated by the realisation that developing countries needed to be able to better influence the terms on which they were engaging and integrating with the global economy. This view was quickly augmented with the further understanding that by better reflecting their interests in global economic rules, they would also be more adequately positioned to catalyze the necessary supply response – creating jobs and thereby translating market opportunities into enhanced trade, inclusive growth and ultimately poverty reduction.

ILEAP in 2012 continues to evolve in response to the needs of its beneficiaries, in particular as regional integration strengthens its foothold as the cornerstone for growth-inducing reforms and the reduction of poverty. This evolution is being driven by the recognition that more explicit and focussed attention on the role of trade – and investment – policies, regulatory reforms, and implementation are needed to better reflect and ultimately leverage the impact of negotiation processes on new regionally-defined domestic realities


Year established


About this organisation

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: Canada

Global issues

Community development; Job creation and enterprise development