This joint OECD-WTO publication puts a spotlight on aid for trade to assess what is happening, what is not, and where improvements are needed. The analysis is focused on trends in aid-for-trade policies, programmes and practices. It shows that the Aid-for-Trade Initiative is delivering tangible results in improving trade performance and bettering people’s lives, notably those of women, in developing countries.
The report highlights that aid for trade plays an important role in enabling firms in developing countries to connect with or move up value chains. In fact, the emergence of value chains strengthens the rationale for aid for trade.
Stakeholders remain actively engaged in the Aid-for-Trade Initiative. The 2013 monitoring exercise was based on selfassessments from 80 developing countries, 28 bilateral donors, 15 multilateral donors, and 9 providers of South-South co-operation. Views were also received from 524 supplier firms in developing countries and 173 lead firms, mostly in OECD countries.
|Foreword - Acknowledgements|
|Abbreviations and Acronyms|
|Is aid for trade adapting to new realities|
|Aid-for-trade flows and financing|
|Value chains and the development path|
|Boosting value chains via regional aid for trade|
|Evaluating the effectiveness of aid for trade|
|The way forward|
|Statistical Notes on Aid-for-Trade Key Data|
|Aid-for-Trade Key Data|
|DAC List of ODA Recipients by Income Group|
|DAC List of ODA Recipients by Region|
|Aid-for-Trade related CRS Purpose Codes by Category|
|Methodology for the Econometric Analysis|
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More about the publication
The publication Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains was launched at the 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade at WTO on 8-10 July 2013.
Read the remarks by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría to the Global Review.
Consult the Self Assessments and Factsheets related to the 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade.
Listen to a short interview with aid-for-trade expert, Frans Lammersen.