6th Review of Aid for Trade - Promoting Trade Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development

 

 

The Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade will be held in Geneva from 11 to 13 July 2017 (See programme). Underpinning the Review is a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) exercise to survey Aid-for-Trade priorities and how these have changed for developing countries.

This year, the review takes digital connectivity as its starting point. Emphasis will be given to how e-commerce and digital trade are transforming the possibilities for connecting countries to international markets. It will be also the opportunity to explore how Aid-for-Trade is contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

During the Global Review the joint OECD-WTO publication Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017 will be launched. This report builds on the analysis of trade costs and extends it into the digital domain, reflecting the changing nature of trade. It seeks to identify ways to support developing countries – and notably the least developed – in realising the gains from trade. It reviews action being taken by a broad range of stakeholders to promote connectivity for sustainable development, including by governments, their development partners and by the private sector.

 

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