OECD Practitioners Forum : Making the Most of Aid for Trade
20 September 2007, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is working to make Aid for Trade more effective and has been collaborating with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in setting up a monitoring framework for aid-for-trade. Organised by OECD, this event aimed at ensuring that developing countries take full advantage of the aid-for-trade initiative and in particular the WTO-led monitoring framework.
The forum included a discussion on the objectives and process of the monitoring framework and a special session dedicated to the use of the WTO-OECD recipient questionnaires as a reporting template for the WTO Global Aid-for-Trade Reviews. A second session targetted implementation issues and aimed at developing a regional dialogue on how to address the most common trade development challenges in the region through aid for trade. Participants were trade development experts with responsibilities spanning from the design and implementation of aid-for-trade programmes, to reporting to the WTO monitoring framework.
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