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Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017

Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development

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Published on July 11, 2017

Also available in: Spanish, French

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This edition of Aid for Trade at a Glance focuses on trade connectivity, which is critical for economic growth, inclusiveness and sustainable development. Physical connectivity enables the movement of goods and services to local, regional and global markets. It is closely intertwined with digital connectivity which is vital in today’s trade environment. Yet, the Internet remains inaccessible for 3.9 billion people globally, many of whom live in the least developed countries.

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. One message that emerges strongly is that participation in e-commerce requires much more than a simple internet connection.

Chapters were prepared by the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and Business for eTrade Development.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Overview: promoting trade, inclusiveness and connectivity for sustainable development
Setting the scene
Digital connectivity and trade logistics - getting goods shipped, across the border and delivered
Services trade policies and their contribution to connectivity and development
Spanning the internet divide to drive development
Improving the E-Trade environment
Harnessing E-Commerce for sustainable development
Closing the small-business and gender gap to make trade more inclusive
Promoting trade inclusion in the least developed countries through connectivity
Public-private priorities for aid for trade in the digital era
Financing connectivity: aid for trade priorities, policies and programmes
Aid for inclusive trade and poverty reduction
Aid-for-trade country profiles65 chapters available
Explanatory notes on aid-for-trade country profiles
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Antigua and Barbuda
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Bangladesh
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Barbados
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Belize
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Benin
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Botswana
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Burkina Faso
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Burundi
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Cameroon
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Central African Republic
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Chad
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Colombia
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Comoros
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Congo
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Costa Rica
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Côte d'Ivoire
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Dominica
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for the Dominican Republic
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for El Salvador
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Gabon
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Gambia
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Grenada
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Guatemala
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Guinea
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Guinea-Bissau
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Honduras
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Indonesia
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Lao People's Democratic Republic
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Lesotho
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Madagascar
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Malawi
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Mali
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Mauritius
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Mexico
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Myanmar
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Namibia
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Nepal
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Niger
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Pakistan
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Papua New Guinea
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Paraguay
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Peru
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for the Philippines
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Rwanda
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Saint Kitts and Nevis
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Saint Lucia
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Samoa
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Senegal
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Sierra Leone
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Sri Lanka
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Sudan
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Suriname
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Tanzania
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Togo
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Tonga
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Uganda
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Uruguay
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Viet Nam
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Yemen
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Zambia
Aid, Trade and Development Indicators for Zimbabwe
Statistical notes
Annexes5 chapters available
Aid-for-trade key data
DAC list of oda recipients by income group
DAC list of oda-eligible countries by region
Aid for trade: sectors and definitions
Aid-for-trade case stories overview
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LAUNCH OF AID AT a GLANCE 2017

Global Review 2017 of Aid for Trade, “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity For Sustainable Development”, was held at the WTO in Geneva from 11 to 13 July 2017. Underpinning the Review was 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 took digital connectivity as its starting point. Emphasis was given to how e-commerce and digital trade are transforming the possibilities for connecting countries to international markets. The joint OECD-WTO publication Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017 was launched during the opening session of Global Review on 11th of July. 

 

COUNTRY PROFILES

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CONTACT AND SOCIAL MEDIA