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Deepening economic integration via regional co-operation has emerged as a key priority in the reform strategies of most developing economies over the past decade. This is evidenced by the explosive growth in bilateral and regional trading agreements in which they now participate. Regional aid for trade can help developing countries spur regional economic integration, enhance competitiveness, and plug into regional production
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.
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.
History has shown that openness to trade is a key ingredient for economic success and for improved living standards. But simply opening the economy to international trade is not enough. Developing countries – especially the least developed – require help in building their trade-related capacities in terms of information, policies, procedures, institutions and infrastructure, so as to compete effectively in the global economy. Aid
Le Dialogue organisé à l'OCDE réunira un large éventail de parties prenantes des pays en développement et des pays développés, notamment des acteurs de la coopération sud-sud, afin de discuter de la marche à suivre pour continuer d'obtenir des résultats dans le domaine de l'aide pour le commerce. La réunion aura lieu les 16 et 17 janvier 2013 à l'OCDE, Paris.
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Fiche d'inscription pour la Dialogue des politiques sur l'aide pour le commerce, 16-17 janvier 2013.
Cette page fourni les questionnaires addressés aux pays donateurs, aux organisations régionals et les pays partenaires participant au troisième examen global de l'Aide pour le commerce en 2011. Pour tous les réponses visitez www.aid4trade.org
This report shows how aid for trade is becoming a growing priority for an increasing number of developing countries and donors; And how aid for trade is being connected to the broader development agenda, with strategies and priorities increasingly focusing on competitiveness and trade-led economic growth, said OECD Secretary-General.
OECD organised an expert workshop on the implementation of Aid for Trade, with a focus on the trade dimension of the Aid for Trade Initiative.