Difference between "forward" and "foster"

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #233 [color=blue]“Globalization in Aviation”, question 8

Economic liberalization is being transnationally by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as well as globally by the World Trade Organization which is responsible for the General Agreement on Trade in Services.

(a) forwarded
(b) fostered
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(d) funded

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #233 [color=blue]“Globalization in Aviation”, answer 8

Economic liberalization is being fostered transnationally by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as well as globally by the World Trade Organization which is responsible for the General Agreement on Trade in Services.

Correct answer: (b) fostered

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
Economic liberalization is being forwarded transnationally by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as well as globally by the World Trade Organization which is responsible for the General Agreement on Trade in Services.
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Hi,

What’s the difference between “forward” and “foster” in this sentence?

Thanks!

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Forwarded, I think, is too strong a verb for use here-- these organizations do not have that much control over something so general as global ‘economic liberalization’.
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