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The Aid for Trade Initiative is trying to help least developing countries build their supply-side capacity and trade-related infrastructure so that they can further reap the benefits of trade, said OECD Secretary-General.
This OECD Policy Dialogue brought together a wide range of stakeholders - policy makers, practitioners, academics, private sector and civil society - from developing and developed countries. Participants discussed what needs to be done to continue delivering aid for trade results in this changing international environment for trade and development.
Development ministers from OECD and emerging economies met in London 4 - 5 December for the High Level Meeting of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee(DAC).
Secretary-General Angel Gurría outlined the OECD’s Contribution to International Development: Knowledge Sharing and Policy Coherence at the Joint Centre for Global Development/Africa All United Kingdom Parliamentary Group side event to the High Level Meeting Development Assistance Committee Meeting on “Europe: Aid and Beyond” in London.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría launched the 2012 Development Co-operation Report “Lessons in linking sustainability and development” at the 48th High Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee in London.
Luxembourg allocated 0.97% of its gross national income, or USD 413 million, to official development assistance in 2011.“Luxembourg is the Development Assistance Committee’ s third most generous donor as a portion of its economy – after Sweden and Norway – and it has a high quality programme” says Brian Atwood, Chair of the DAC. “We commend Luxembourg’s commitment to keeping its ODA at 1% of GNI until 2014”.
The OECD’s review of Luxembourg’s development policies and programmes notes the country’s strong stand on reducing poverty, humanitarian assistance and its effective work with 9 developing country partners.
An aid recipient less than two decades ago, Korea is now a donor and sharing its experience of how to use development co-operation as a catalyst to promote long-term sustainable growth in other countries.
The OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade took place on 16 & 17 January 2013. The dialogue welcomed high-level participants, including OECD Secretary General Gurria, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy and EU Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht. Consult the agenda at www.oecd.org/dac/aidfortrade/aidfortradepolicydialogue2013.htm
Conference Papers for the OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade