Tagged: Aid-for-trade

Library acquisitions — August 2015

Dear all,

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions for August 2015. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

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Your WTO Library Team

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Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Accès aux aliments et droit de la propriété industrielle : brevet, certificat d’obtention végétale et sécurité alimentaire dans les pays en développement / Sylvestre Yamthieu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926019

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview:
https://goo.gl/ouoAom
Aid for trade at a glance 2015 : reducing trade costs for inclusive, sustainable growth / World Trade Organization and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926066

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/GvcbcS

ASEAN economic cooperation and integration : progress, challenges and future directions / Siow Yue Chia and Michael G. Plummer.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925977

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/ewpNsK

Défis du droit de la concurrence déloyale = Challenges of unfair competition law / Jacques de Werra (éd.).

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926007

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://goo.gl/8vgOfz

The economics of biofuel policies : impacts on price volatility in grain and oilseed markets / Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik, and David R. Just.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925909

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://goo.gl/5seVP5

The European Union and India : rhetoric or meaningful partnership? / Pascaline Winand, Marika Vicziany, Poonam Datar.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925822

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/DKIOus

The financial obligation in international law / Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925991

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/hDjxiw

Geographical indications / edited by Michael Blakeney.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1924971

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://goo.gl/K2cVap

Handbook on the globalisation of agriculture / edited by Guy M. Robinson, Doris A. Carson.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925824

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/cLicwI

Innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy : knowledge, technology and internationalization / edited by Charlie Karlsson, Urban Grasjö, Sofia Wixe.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925687

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/e07upp

Measuring globalization : better trade statistics for better policy / Susan N. Houseman and Michael Mandel.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926046

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/BLEv2S

Public policy in international economic law : the ICESCR in trade, finance, and investment / Diane A. Desierto.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925963

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/iBrE4d

Les sanctions dans le droit de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce / Henri Culot ; préface de Philippe Coppens.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926017

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/r1vtUk

A strategic guide to managing the in-house legal function / International In-House Counsel Journal.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925916

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://goo.gl/XzHjkR

New publications from OECD, early July 2015

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

 

Do Developing-country WTO Members Receive More Aid for Trade (AfT)?

This paper aims to assess whether and to what extent the WTO’s developing member countries have received more AfT. For this purpose, a system GMM is applied to a sample of 118 recipient countries for the period 2001–10. We find evidence that while LDC WTO members on average receive relatively more AfT than other developing countries, the difference has not increased since launch of the AfT initiative. Among the three categories of AfT, the positive WTO membership effect for LDC members increased for building productive capacity and for trade policy and regulation, but declined for infrastructure.

Full-text available in .pdf

Regional Perspectives on Aid for Trade

Based on a rich set of experiences regarding regional aid for trade projects and programmes, the study finds that regional aid for trade offers great potential as a catalyst for growth, development and poverty reduction. The study recommends greater emphasis on regional aid for trade as a means of improving regional economic integration and development prospects. While regional aid for trade faces many practical implementation challenges, experience has shown that associated problems are not insurmountable but do require thorough planning, careful project formulation, and prioritization on the part of policy makers.

Full-text available in .pdf

New publications from OECD, November 2014

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently launched include:

Also available is a new resource guide from OECD on the Internet economy and big data, including background information and links to relevant documents and reports.

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Evaluating Aid for Trade: A Survey of Recent Studies / Olivier Cadot … [et al.]

The demand for accountability in ‘Aid-for-Trade’ (AFT) is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognising that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. The review concludes that there is some support for the emphasis on reducing trade costs through investments in hard infrastructure (like ports and roads) and soft infrastructure (like customs). But failure to implement complementary reform – especially the introduction of competition in transport services – may erode the benefits of these investments. Direct support to exporters does seem to lead to diversification across products and destinations, but it is not yet clear that these benefits are durable. In general, it is difficult to rely on cross-country studies to direct AFT. More rigorous impact evaluation is an under-utilised alternative, but situations of ‘clinical interventions’ in trade are rare and adverse incentives (due to agency problems) and costs (due to the small size of project) are a hurdle in implementation.

Full-text available in .pdf

Aid to the Services Sector: Does it Affect Manufacturing Exports? / Esteban Ferro, Alberto Portugal-Perez and John S. Wilson

Abstract:
The authors evaluated the impact of foreign aid to five services sectors (transportation, information and communications technologies (ICT), energy, banking/financial services, and business services) on exports of downstream manufacturing sectors in developing countries. To address the reverse causality between aid and exports, they relied on an original identification strategy that exploits (i) the variation of aid flows to services sectors and (ii) the variation of service intensities across industrial sectors and countries using input–output data. They found a positive effect of aid to services, in general, on downstream manufacturing exports of developing countries across regions and income-level groups.

Full-text available in .pdf