We have come a long way since 2005, when we launched the Aid for Trade initiative in Hong Kong at the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference. Each successive global review has deepened our analysis and broadened our understanding of the dynamics of aid, trade, development and their interaction. In parallel, more and more partner countries and donors have come on board as the tangible results of our efforts become apparent.
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THIS QUARTER IN ASIA - Asian Business Cycle Indicators (ABCIs), Vol.11 - April – July 2013
L’Aide pour le commerce aide les pays en développement à réduire les coûts des échanges, à renforcer leur compétitivité et à se connecter aux chaînes de valeur régionales et mondiales qui sont de plus en plus importantes pour l’économie mondiale, mais elle peut aller beaucoup plus loin, souligne un nouveau rapport conjoint de l’OCDE et de l’OMC.
L’aide publique au développement (APD) dispensée par la France s’est élevée à 12.1 milliards de dollars en 2012, plaçant la France au 4ème rang au sein des membres du Comité d’aide au développement de l’OCDE. Cependant, ce volume représente 0.46 % de son revenu national brut (RNB), en-deçà de l’engagement international qu’elle a pris.
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Vacancy Announcement: Evaluation Consultant, UNESCO HQ, Paris, France Job Title: Evaluation consultant (mid-level, temporary) Office: UNESCO Internal Oversight Service, Evaluation Section, Paris, France Duration of assignment: 6 months (with a possibility of extension for another 3 months) Start of assignment: 2 September 2013
The OECD Strategy on Development is a corporate framework that will guide the Organisation’s contribution to development in the years to come. Its overall objective is to strengthen OECD’s contributions to higher and more inclusive growth in the widest array of countries.
The 2013 report Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains analyses the strategies, priorities, and programmes from the public and private sectors in developing and developed countries to connect developing country suppliers to value chains. The publication was launched at the 8-10 July 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade at WTO in Geneva and can be read on OECD iLibrary.
On the occasion of the 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade, the OECD and the WTO, in collaboration with GrowAfrica; the International Chamber of Commerce; the International Trade Center; the International Telecommunications Union; and the United Nations World Tourism Organization, conducted a survey among the private sector to identify the barriers that suppliers in developing countries face in connecting to value chains.
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The international community is paying increased attention to the 25 percent of the world’s population that lives in fragile and conflict affected settings, acknowledging that these settings represent daunting development challenges. To deliver better results on the ground, it is necessary to improve the understanding of the impacts and effectiveness of development interventions operating in contexts of conflict and fragility.
This study presents a tool to help design logical frameworks for results-based management of aid for trade. What are donors and partner countries trying to achieve? Three different levels of possible objectives (i.e. direct, intermediate and final) are explored. Trade is treated as an intermediate objective, serving as a transmission mechanism, with an increase in the value for trade as the final objective. Six case studies - Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Rwanda, Solomon Islands and Viet Nam - provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges involved in introducing a tool for managing results in an agenda that covers a broad area of interventions that are aimed at building trade-related supply side capacities.