Assessing Aid for Trade

Assessing Aid for Trade

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Aid for Trade (AfT) has been an integral part of official development assistance (ODA) since its inception at the World Trade Organizationa€™s Hong Kong Ministerial in 2005. While many observers agree that the initiative has generated momentum in securing more trade support, the policy discourse on AfT continues to be vibrant and dynamic. This volume, comprising 16 chapters prepared by 20 renowned experts from a range of international organisations, think tanks and academic institutions, including Commonwealth Secretariat, ODI, ECDPM, DIE, ICTSD, Saana Consulting, WTI Advisors, and Columbia University, provides a comprehensive review of the Aid for Trade initiative. Part I of this volume uses quantitative and qualitative analysis to examine the effectiveness of different components of Aid for Trade and underlying factors affecting the outcomes. Part II provides analyses of current issues, including regional AfT, global value chains, infrastructure for development for agriculture, AfT adjustment and lessons from emerging economies in aiding exports. Part III looks to the future, proposing a range of possible directions including an alternative way to improve trade outcomes for developing countries from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.Table 10.1 Major components and cost drivers for the Apple iPhone 3G Country Manufacturers Components Costs (Us$) ... each manufacturing different parts and components, with the final assembly done in China (Xing and Detert 2010).

Title:Assessing Aid for Trade
Author:Mohammad A Razzaque, Dirk Willem te Velde
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat - 2013-11-25


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