Aid for trade


  • Launch of Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015

    On 30th June OECD Secretary-General Gurría launched the Joint OECD/WTO publication "Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015: Reducing Trade Costs for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth" at the 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade at WTO, Geneva. The 2015 edition calls for concerted action through the Aid for Trade Initiative to reduce trade costs and contribute to achieving the emerging post-2015 development agenda.

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  • 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade

    The 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade took place at WTO from 30th June to 2nd July bringing together 1,200 participants from around the world to review actions being taken to reduce trade costs. Lower trade costs allow developing countries, and in particular least-developed countries, to participate more effectively in global trade. Read all the self-assessments and case stories submitted to the Review on the Joint OECD/WTO website.

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  • Aid for trade and the sustainable development aganda: strengthening synergies

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls to “(…) increase aid-for-trade, in particular for least developed countries.” This call echoes a similar appeal in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. In response, the OECD SDG Action Plan also argues for further promoting aid for trade and ensuring that it supports the achievement of the SDCs. This paper discusses how this should be done.

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We track aid-for-trade flows and share good practice so that developing countries can capitalise on the opportunities of international trade.

Aid for Trade at a Glance

Interactive Database

Aid for Trade at a Glance Interactive Database

Use our Aid for Trade Interactive Database created from reporting to the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS) to view and compare trends, categories, breakdowns, and top ten donors and recipients. 


Aid for Trade Facilitation

Interactive Database

Screen capture of the interactive database

The interactive database provides information on donor countries' aid projects as reported to the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS). Users can search by country and year, download data, compare and see project descriptions.

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aid for trade

Logical framework


The OECD and the WTO established an aid-for-trade monitoring framework based on the recommendation by the WTO Task Force on Aid for Trade of establishing accountability mechanisms at national and global levels, which help track progress in the implementation and enhance the credibility of the Aid for Trade Initiative.

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