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Aid for Trade Policy Dialogue 2013

 

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The Aid for Trade Policy Dialogue brought together a wide range of stakeholders from developing and developed countries to discuss how to continue delivering aid for trade results in a changing international environment for trade and development.

This dialogue was organised by the OECD Development Co-operation and Trade and Agriculture Directorates, in collaboration with the Government of Sweden and the Overseas Development Institute, with the support of the European Commission.

 

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Background

Since its inception in 2005, the Aid for Trade Initiative has been engaging with the international donor community to help developing countries, in particular the least developed countries (LDCs), overcome obstacles to trade and development. The Global Reviews of Aid for Trade have shown that aid-for-trade programmes have bettered the lives of many men and women in developing countries, and that the Initiative has not only resulted in trade becoming a development strategy priority but in commitments being increased with the aim of reducing the barriers to local producers' access to regional and global markets.

The Agenda

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opened the meeting with keynote addresses followed by Karel de Gucht, EU Trade Commissioner and Pascal Lamy, Director General of the WTO.

Read more about the discussions and participants here. All participants had the opportunity to join the moderated debates from the floor.

The policy dialogue discussed how aid for trade could remain relevant for its purpose by

‌ ‌• delivering and managing aid for trade an development results
‌ ‌• easing the binding constraints to trade expansion
‌ ‌• promoting regional aid-for-trade programmes
‌ ‌• reducing the thickness of borders
‌ ‌• linking to value chains
‌ ‌• engaging the private sector

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Who's who

Read the Policy Dialogue speaker biographies here (alphabetical order).

Reading

Consult the Conference Material

OECD Aid for Trade Policy Dialogue in social media

OECD / WTO: Papers and publications on Aid for Trade

OECD Publications

Blog posts

Podcasts

DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC) - read recent evaluation findings of Aid-for-Trade programmes

Overseas Development Institute:
Increasing the effectiveness of Aid for Trade: the circumstances under which it works best
(.pdf, 866KB)
Focusing on what matters in Aid-for-Trade (.pdf, 863KB)

World Economic Forum: 
Strategic Infrastructure Steps to Prioritize and Deliver Infrastructure Effectively and Efficiently
 
Knowledge Cards - Strategic Infrastructure: Steps to Prioritize and Deliver Infrastructure Effectively and Efficiently

 

 

 

 

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