Trade promotes economic growth, alleviates poverty and helps countries reach their development goals. However, developing countries – in particular the least developed – face difficulties in making trade happen and turning trade into economic growth. The Aid for Trade Initiative – launched at the 2005 World Trade Organisation conference in Hong Kong – aims at helping these countries to take advantage of trade opportunities and to reap the benefits of their integration into the world economy. The Initiative has been a success: it has not only raised awareness among both donors and developing countries about the role of trade in development, but also helped secure increased resources.
Trade for Growth and Poverty Reduction: How Aid for Trade Can Help explains how Aid for Trade can foster economic growth and reduce poverty, and why it is an important instrument for a development strategy that actively supports poverty alleviation. Unlocking this potential requires carefully designed and sequenced trade reforms. While developing countries have many trade-related needs, but financial resources and political capital for reforms are limited, it is an important priority to tackle the most binding constraints to trade expansion. This report describes the diagnostic tools available, evaluates their strengths and weaknesses, and suggests a dynamic framework to guide the sequencing of reform and donor support.
The glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management should facilitate and improve dialogue and understanding among all those who are involved in development activities and their evaluation, whether in partner countries, development agencies and banks, or non-governmental organisations.
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The Synthesis report aims to bring into greater focus the key issues pertaining to capacity development.The report is specifically assembled by a professional team as a best effort attempt to pull together, in one location, the evidence of what we are learning in each of the priority capacity areas of the Accra Agenda for Action.
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This article focuses on Indonesia’s progress in improving its policy framework for investment and asks what more can be done to attract high quality investment into the country. It is part of the Investment Insights series.
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The Haiti earthquake humanitarian response has generated a sizeable evaluative effort, not unlike that following the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004.
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The Haiti earthquake humanitarian response has generated a sizeable evaluative effort, not unlike that following the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. French translation.
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The purpose of drafting these Perspectives Notes is threefold: (i) To provide a review of the current state of play with respect to CD priorities highlighted in the Paris Declaration and the AAA. (ii) To provide an input to the Synthesis Report on CD key messages for Busan, to be led by a CD Alliance coalition. (iii) To set an agenda for further technical work post-Busan. These Notes also will provide background for LenCD website
In August 2010, we asked donors to provide updates on their efforts to adjust their policies to keep aid commitments and help partner countries meet the MDGs. Their responses are presented here.
This study takes stock of how the evaluation function is managed and resourced by the members of the OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation, with a focus on the role of central evaluation units.
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The evaluation results show a series of key issues within the PD implementation process within Spanish Cooperation as a whole, but especially in the central system.