A4T 2019 Session 49: The Economy According to Her

Organizer International Trade Centre, Center for Economic and Policy Research & European University Institute

WTO Library 2019-07-04 10:45-11:45

Women are shaping every aspect of the global economy, including as leaders in finance, investment or trade.

This event celebrates the launch of a new publication that collects the views and ideas on economic governance from over 20 female leaders in policymaking, academia, private business and journalism.

Built around four sections, the book gathers insights and forward-looking suggestions regarding current challenges in finance, trade, investment and the global labour market in a context marked by rapid technological, political, environmental and social change.

Authored entirely by female contributors, this publication stands for gender equality not by discussing issues that matter for women in the economy but rather by having women proposing solutions to economic and financial issues that matter for all.

Join us for a lively discussion with the knowledgeable authors to hear their views on the key economic issues facing our time.

Opening Remarks

  • Ann Linde Minister for Foreign Trade, Sweden

Moderator

Panellists

 

For more information and to download the ebook:

http://www.intracen.org/news/Women-shaping-global-economic-governance/

 

A4T 2019 Session 17: Leveraging services for development: policies and prospects

Organizer Asian Development Bank & Asian Development Bank Institute

WTO Library 2019-07-03 13:30-14:00

The services economy is on the rise all around the world. Services provide, in nearly all economies, the largest proportion of economic activity and employment. At the same time, the services economy remains relatively under-studied. The book presents latest evidence on how technologies and globalization have transformed the services industry.

Today, services are increasingly tradable under WTO rules and regional trade agreements. Some services sub-sectors are also seeing rates of productivity growth that are comparable to manufacturing. At the same time, services increasingly contribute to manufacturing success and that countries’ overall economic competitiveness hinges crucially on the availability of high-quality and affordable services inputs. Furthermore, a well-functioning services sector can accelerate human development through better access to basic needs, such as education, energy, finance, health, water and sanitation. Services can also become a source of good jobs that have less negative environmental and social externalities.

Overall, the ongoing structural transformation towards a services economy is a unique change to achieve long run income growth, which in turn helps to promote sustainable development. This book gives ideas on the how and is thus an indispensable read for researchers and policy makers alike.

Keynote Speakers

  • Bambang Susantono Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Panellists

A4T 2019 Session 12: Trade and eliminating extreme poverty

Organizer World Bank Group & WTO

WTO Library 2019-07-03 12:15-12:45

The session will provide new evidence on how international trade can create valuable economic opportunities for the poorest and most vulnerable who live in rural areas, work in the informal sector, live in fragile and conflict-affected regions and face gender inequality. The evidence is based on 8 country/regional studies conducted in the developing world, namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Ghana, India, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Viet Nam. It will also highlight the constraints that hold back the poorest from taking full advantage of the benefits of trade and what policymakers can do to remedy the problems.

Panellists

  • Paul Brenton Trade Practice Leader in the Africa Region, World Bank Group
  • Roberta Piermartini Senior Economist, World Trade Organization
  • Robert Teh Chief of the Economic Modelling and Quantitative Analysis Unit, World Trade Organization

A4T 2019 Session 7: Making the Grade: How TBT and SPS promote regulatory cooperation and help you trade

Organizer OECD & WTO

WTO Library 2019-07-03 11:15-11:45

Heads of the OECD and WTO Secretariats will launch a joint publication: “Facilitating trade through regulatory cooperation: The case of the WTO‚Äôs TBT/ SPS Agreements and Committees”.

Diversity in regulation, while sometimes resulting from legitimate differences in societal preferences and priorities, can in some cases be narrowed to facilitate trade and promote better regulation. International regulatory cooperation (IRC) between Members, through various mechanisms and settings, can help to reduce trade costs while respecting differences in regulatory objectives.

This publication explores how the WTO TBT and SPS Agreements, and their related Committees, set out and implement disciplines for domestic regulations and standards that at the same time create opportunities for IRC to facilitate trade. It emphasizes how key disciplines of the Agreements (e.g. notification of draft measures, and the use of international standards) and practices of the Committees (e.g. discussion of specific trade concerns, development of guidance through decisions and recommendations) promote cooperation.

This publication was co-authored by the OECD and WTO Secretariats. It was developed within the framework of OECD work on IRC, as part of a series of case studies of international organizations.

Moderator

  • C√©line Kauffmann Deputy Head, Regulatory Policy Division, Public Governance Directorate, Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Aik Hoe Lim Director, Trade and Environment Division, World Trade Organization

Panellists

Library acquisitions — March 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from Mach 2019. 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.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Through 30 April 2019, explore Nature Sustainability!

Nature Sustainability is an online-only monthly journal from the publishers of Nature, showcasing peer-reviewed research on sustainability in the fields of natural and social sciences, engineering, and environmental policy.

For more information on and to experiment with this resource during the trial period, visit Nature Sustainability here: https://www.nature.com/natsustain/

Also through 30 April 2019, Brill is offering a trial of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law!

An annual publication from the Max Planck Institute, with funding from the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, the yearbook is divided into three parts: Law and Practice of the United Nations (legal fundamentals of the UN, agencies, and programmes); Legal Issues Related to the Goals of the United Nations; and an overview of key developments in the UN for a given reporting year. This trial covers all volumes published since 1997.

To explore this publication, visit Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law here: https://brill.com/view/journals/mpyo/mpyo-overview.xml (Please note this resource works best using Google Chrome)

Through 30 April 2019, take advantage of trial access to Taylor & Francis’s resource Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection!

This resource is a comprehensive collection of content from 78 peer-reviewed journals in environmental studies, geography, hydrology, planning studies, and urban studies.

For more information on this resource, visit Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection here: https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/product-info/journals/geography-planning-urban-environment-subject-collection/

Unfortunately, the publisher has not made the collection available from a single link. For a list of journals included in this collection, with the URL for each journal, please contact web.librarian@wto.org.

Finally, also through 30 April 2019, test vLex ‚Äď Global Legal Research!

This resource is a database of legal information, with coverage of primary law for over 20 jurisdictions and selected coverage for more than 100 countries, with additional editorial content curated from third-party publishers.

For more information and to explore this resource during this trial period, visit vLex ‚Äď Global Legal Research here: http://vlex.com/account/login_ip

Please note, from the providers of vLex: “Please notice that the platform has a system of alerts to detect “unreasonable use”, contrary to the provisions of our Terms of Service“.

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
La ayuda para el comercio en síntesis 2017 : fomentar el comercio, la inclusión y la conectividad en favor del desarrollo sostenible / Organización Mundial del Comercio y Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927539

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2TKTD3C
The globotics upheaval : globalisation, robotics, and the future of work / Richard Baldwin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927466

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2I16fBi
Intellectual property and the new international economic order : oligopoly, regulation, and wealth redistribution in the global knowledge economy / Sam F. Halabi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927529

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2VcbPV4
International arbitration : law and practice / Gary B. Born.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927535

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2YHSFJ9
International investment law and arbitration : commentary, awards and other materials / Chin Leng Lim, Jean Ho and Martins Paparinskis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927537

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2CQexIK
Investment treaty arbitration : problems and exercises / Kaj Hobér, with Joel Dahlquist Cullborg.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927533

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2JWwE60
Panorama de l’aide pour le commerce 2017 : promouvoir le commerce, l’inclusion et la connectivit√© pour un d√©veloppement durable / Organisation mondiale du commerce et Organisation de coop√©ration et de d√©veloppement √©conomiques.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927541

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2WCqVUj
The role of trade in ending poverty / World Bank Group and World Trade Organization.

Library has electronic version only.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927524

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Full-text: http://bit.ly/2FRN7EB
Sustainable development, international aviation, and treaty implementation / edited by Armand de Mestral, Peter Paul Fitzgerald, Md Tanveer Ahmad.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927526

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2JVEYms
Trade and poverty reduction : new evidence of impacts in developing countries / The World Bank Group and the World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927522

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2V691sQ

 

Library acquisitions — September 2017

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from September 2017. 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.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Agricultural trade, policy reforms, and global food security / Kym Anderson.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926921

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview:

https://goo.gl/36SFuB

Agriculture and rural development in a globalizing world : challenges and opportunities / edited by Prabhu Pingali and Gershon Feder.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926936

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/p27i5q

Aid for trade at a glance 2017 : promoting trade, inclusiveness and connectivity for sustainable development / World Trade Organization and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926966

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://goo.gl/F8K6NH

Assessing the World Trade Organization : fit for purpose? World trade forum / edited by Manfred Elsig, Bernard Hoekman, Joost Pauwelyn.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926732

Featured in Meet the Author during WTO Public Forum 2017

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/HhL2NE
General principles of law and international due process : principles and norms applicable in transnational disputes / Charles T. Kotuby Jr. and Luke A. Sobota.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926855

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/jzCeyx

Global value chain development report 2017 : measuring and analyzing the impact of GVCs on economic development / World Bank Group, IDE-JETRO, OECD, UIBE, World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926952

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: https://goo.gl/jjgntK

The great convergence : information technology and the new globalization / Richard Baldwin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926543

Featured in Meet the Author during WTO Public Forum 2017

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/iu3WIO

A handbook on the WTO dispute settlement system / prepared by the Legal Affairs Division and the Rules Division of the WTO Secretariat, and the Appellate Body Secretariat.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926970

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Preview: http://goo.gl/CxJKQr

International finance and open-economy macroeconomics : theory, history, and policy / Hendrik Van den Berg.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926897

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/RqimB5

The law and policy of the World Trade Organization : text, cases and materials / Peter Van den Bossche, Werner Zdouc.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926968

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Preview: https://goo.gl/JjkfaH

Mapping a new world order : the rest beyond the west / edited by Vladimir Popov, Piotr Dutkiewicz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926774

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Preview: https://goo.gl/y3shcD

Multilevel constitutionalism for multilevel governance of public goods : methodology problems in international law / Ernst Ulrich Petersmann.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926539

Featured in Meet the Author during WTO Public Forum 2017

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: https://goo.gl/SAMNvm

World trade report 2017 : trade, technology and jobs / World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|12083088

Audio of launch during WTO Public Forum 2017 available: https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/public_forum17_e/pf17programme_e.htm

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: https://goo.gl/vVr8TZ

 

New publications from OECD, early August 2017

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.

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.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

PressDisplay.com has moved to Pressreader.com! Now providing access to more than 4000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages, the new website has been optimised for Google Chrome and offers a range of features to enable users to customise the interface and make the most of this valuable resource.

With a free account, you can select the newspapers you want to see upon logging in, set up email alerts on the subjects of greatest interest to you, and send articles and even whole issues to smart device connected with your account.

To learn more about and begin using PressReader.com, visit the new website here: web.librarian.

 

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Acc√®s aux aliments et droit de la propri√©t√© industrielle : brevet, certificat d’obtention v√©g√©tale et s√©curit√© alimentaire dans les pays en d√©veloppement / 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

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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

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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

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Preview: https://goo.gl/hDjxiw

Geographical indications / edited by Michael Blakeney.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Preview: https://goo.gl/iBrE4d

Les sanctions dans le droit de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce / Henri Culot ; pr√©face de Philippe Coppens.

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

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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

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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‚Äď10. 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 ‚ÄėAid-for-Trade‚Äô (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 ‚Äď especially the introduction of competition in transport services ‚Äď 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 ‚Äėclinical interventions‚Äô 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‚Äďoutput 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

Aid for Trade: Do Those Countries that Need it, Get it? / Elisa Gamberoni and Richard Newfarmer

This paper is designed to help both the beneficiary governments and donors of aid for trade identify countries that are under-performing in trade and which are receiving less aid for trade than their global performance might otherwise suggest is necessary. Building on previous work, it provides a procedure to assess potential need for spurring trade volume, and then looks at country allocations of aid for trade to see which are receiving below-average amounts in the supply of aid for trade ‚Äď relative to their potential needs. Countries, as they design national development strategies, may wish to consider giving greater attention to trade and requesting that donors allocate to them more aid for trade. As part of the analysis, the paper provides a conceptual framework for selecting indicators of trade performance and its policy determinants that the WTO and its partners might monitor closely as part of the aid for trade initiative.

Full-text available in .pdf

Aid for Trade Effectiveness: Complementarities with Economic Integration / Mariana Vijil

Abstract:
Developing countries are increasingly using regional integration as a main policy lever when pursuing a trade-led growth strategy, and today, ‚Äėdeep‚Äô preferential trade agreements go beyond trade policy negotiations and cover trade facilitation issues. Since aid for trade (AfT) has been recognised as a powerful instrument for increasing developing countries’ trade capacity by targeting internal trade costs, this article tests whether complementarities exist between this type of aid and economic integration using a gravity model on panel data for the period 1995‚Äď2005. Results indicate that AfT, when combined with economic integration, has been effective in increasing trade flows. Both South‚ÄďSouth and North‚ÄďSouth trade flows have benefited, and the combination of the two instruments has been particularly effective in expanding the South’s exports to the North. Finally, when breaking down AfT into categories, assistance to trade-related institutions seems to generate the strongest complementarities with economic integration.

Full-text available in .pdf

Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Driving Private Sector Participation in Global Value Chains

There are five main findings of the Regional Technical Group report:
1. Aid for Trade has played an important role in helping Asian economies build the productive capacity to integrate further into the global economy.
2. Domestic development strategies in Asia and the Pacific are increasingly incorporating measures that target improvements in the investment climate.
3. Effective public‚Äďprivate dialogues are an essential feature of modern development strategies in Asia and the Pacific.
4. Aid for Trade can promote and work together with other financial flows, which together can enhance Aid for Trade’s positive impacts on trade capacity.
5. Despite important successes, Asia’s challenged states must more actively diversify Aid for Trade resources beyond their existing focus on physical infrastructure.

You can download the report “Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Driving Private Sector Participation in Global Value Chainshere