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> Press release: Launch of
the Second Global Review of Aid for Trade
As a result, more and more developing countries are raising the profile
of trade issues in their development strategies, and donors are
responding by increasing the resources they provide to build trade
capacity in areas such as policy, institutions and infrastructure.
This Aid for Trade monitoring report — the second of its kind —
documents the success of the initiative to date. It examines trends and
developments and presents a comprehensive analysis of donor and partner
country engagement. In addition, it addresses the regional dimension of
Aid for Trade and showcases three cross-border infrastructure projects.
Finally, the report provides fact sheets that help in assessing the
outcomes and impacts of Aid for Trade.
The main conclusions are positive. Nonetheless, the outlook is affected
by the current global economic crisis. Aid for Trade is now, more than
ever, essential to help suppliers from developing countries build
capacity and penetrate global markets. The key message of the report is
clear: Aid for Trade must remain an essential component of development
assistance. It offers a number of steps, in this respect, that can
advance the Aid for Trade dialogue.
Published in 2009
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