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AID FOR TRADE: MAINTAINING MOMENTUM — 6 AND 7 JULY 2009

Aid For Trade Second Global Review: programme


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6 July — Global Review of Aid For Trade

Day 1

 

OPENING ADDRESS

9 am — 9.15 am
  

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  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, UN
     
 

SESSION 1:
AID FOR TRADE: THE GLOBAL OUTLOOK

9.15 am — 9.30 am

Global Aid-for-Trade flows grew in real terms by approximately 20 per cent in 2007 compared to the 2002—2005 baseline period established by the First Global Review. Progress is being made in mainstreaming trade into national and regional development strategies and development co-operation programmes. The spotlight effect is working, but how can this trend be sustained in the context of the current global economic downturn? This first session will highlight key messages on the global Aid for Trade outlook from the joint OECD-WTO report “Aid for Trade at a Glance: 2009”.

Key questions include:

  • What trends are emerging in Aid-for-Trade flows and from the self-assessments completed by donors and partners?
      

  • What progress is being made in mainstreaming trade into national and regional development strategies and donor development co-operation policies?

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Video: Session 1 — Pascal Lamy and Angel Gurría
  

 
SESSION 2:
AID FOR TRADE: FROM COMMITMENT TO IMPLEMENTATION

9.30 a.m. — 11 a.m

Regional Reviews of Aid for Trade were held in 2007 for the Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific and Africa. National and regional Aid-for-Trade Reviews held in 2008 and 2009 have shed further light on the supply-side capacity and infrastructure constraints partner countries face. Significant progress has been made in highlighting the Aid-for-Trade needs of partner countries. This session will address the question of how these needs are being addressed? How is the Aid-for-Trade agenda making good on its promise as it moves from commitment to implementation at multilateral, regional and national level?

After presentations, time will be provided for questions. The session will be chaired by the WTO Director-General, Pascal Lamy. 

Key questions include:

  • What have the review meetings held since 2007 highlighted as the Aid-for-Trade needs of developing countries?
      

  • What progress is being made to address the Aid-for-Trade needs of developing countries?
      

  • How should the direction and delivery of Aid for Trade adapt to meet short-term crises and long-term challenges?
      

  • How can Aid for Trade help sustain the recent growth of developing countries and mitigate the effects of the current global economic downturn?
      

  • How is Aid for Trade being mainstreamed into multilateral and regional development strategies policies?

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  • Robert Zoellick, President, World Bank
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  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, IMF
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  • Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP
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  • Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank
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  • Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank
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  • Thomas Mirow, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
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  • Waleed Al Wohaib, Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
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SESSION 3:
AID FOR TRADE: ASSESSING IMPLEMENTATION

11 a.m. — 1 p.m

This session will provide an opportunity for high level officials from OECD donors, emerging South-South partners and representatives of multilateral and regional organizations to discuss progress in Aid-for-Trade implementation. It will assess the impact of Aid for Trade in improving the trade performance of partner countries, with a particular emphasis on intra-regional trade. The role that Aid for Trade can play in lessening the negative effects of the global economic downturn and laying the foundations for greater integration and competitiveness will also be explored.

The session will be organized as a facilitated discussion moderated by Jon Snow, Channel Four News, United Kingdom and a general question and answer session. 

Key questions include:

  • What impact has Aid for Trade had on the trade performance of developing countries, in particular on intra-regional trade? In what ways could the effectiveness of Aid for Trade be improved? How should Aid for Trade be directed so as to ensure it meets the needs of partner countries?
      

  • What is the impact of Aid for Trade and how can it be measured?
      

  • What impact is the global economic downturn likely to have on Aid for Trade? What is the global and regional outlook for Aid for Trade?
      

  • How can emerging South-South partners become further engaged in Aid for Trade?

 
  • Elizabeth Tankeu, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission
  • Louis Michel, Commissioner, Development and Humanitarian Aid, European Commission
  • Gareth Thomas, Minister of State for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Shintaro Ito, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Franklin Moore, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
  • Mohamed Ibn Chambas, President, ECOWAS Commission
  • Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Kandeh Yumkella, Director General, UNIDO
  • Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Audio: Listen to Session 3 — ASSESSING IMPLEMENTATION

Documents from Session 3
  

 

SESSION 4:
AID FOR TRADE: PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIP FOR GROWTH

2.30 p.m. — 4.30 p.m.

Aid for Trade should support national and regional efforts to stimulate sustained long-term economic growth. Integral to that process is the private sector. Partnering with the private sector to create the appropriate conditions and incentives for growth should be a core component of the Aid-for-Trade initiative. Engagement of the private sector in Aid for Trade dialogues at national, regional and global level must be facilitated.

Against the backdrop of the current economic crisis, one area where Aid for Trade can positively engage the private sector is by improving access to finance. The crisis has reduced available liquidity in the banking sector and triggered a reassessment of risk with negative impacts for the private sector in developing countries. Particularly hard hit has been the area of trade finance. Difficulties in trade finance are symptomatic of broader constraints in access to credit for the business sector in developing countries.

The session will be organized as a facilitated discussion moderated by Patricia Francis, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, and a general question and answer session. 

Key questions include:

  • How should the private sector be mainstreamed into national and regional development strategies? How can the private sector voice be heard in Aid-for-Trade dialogues?
      

  • What long-term structural measures are needed to improve the access of developing countries to finance, and in particular, trade finance? What is being done in this area as part of the Aid-for-Trade Initiative?
      

  • What impact is the crisis having on investment flows to developing countries? How can Aid-for-Trade funding be used to leverage private sector investment?

 
  • Jacqueline Cote, Permanent Representative in Geneva, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Peter Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Trade Insurance Agency
  • Toru Masutani, Head of Export Credit Agencies, Commodities and Trade Finance, Structured Finance
    Division, Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank
  • Naresh Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Power Technics, Kenya
  • Vinod Kala, Managing Director, Emergent Ventures India Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Rosa Whitaker, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Whitaker Group
  • Arin Jira, Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
  • Timothy Turner, Director, Private Sector Operations Department, African Development Bank

Audio: Listen to Session 4 — PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIP FOR GROWTH

Paper: Aid for Trade: making trade effective for development — Case Studies for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
  

 

SESSION 5:
AID FOR TRADE: MAINSTREAMING TRADE IN NATIONAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS STRATEGIES

4.30 p.m. — 6.30 p.m.

In line with the Paris Principles on Aid Effectiveness, to be successful, Aid-for-Trade strategies should be country-owned and country-driven. Progress made in mainstreaming trade into national and regional development strategies will be reviewed and the experiences of Members shared. The role of the EIF as a tool for mainstreaming trade in LDCs' development strategies will be highlighted. How donors are integrating trade into their assistance programmes will also be discussed. The session will be organized as a facilitated discussion moderated by Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and a general question and answer session. 

Key questions include:

  • What progress is being made in mainstreaming the trade agenda into donor and partner-country policies?
      

  • What obstacles must be overcome when integrating trade and competitiveness in national and regional development strategies? How can these obstacles be more systematically addressed?

 
  • Liliana Honorio, Coordinator for Cooperation, Ministry of Trade and Tourism, Peru
  • Achike Udenwa, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria
  • Darlington Mwape, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Permanent Mission of Zambia, Geneva
  • Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Dorothy Tembo, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework
  • Adalbert Tucker, Ambassador for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Belize
  • Paulo Kautoke, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  • Mia Horn af Rantzien, Deputy Director-General, SIDA
  • Johannes Smeets, Deputy Head, International Markets Division, Sustainable Economic Development Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Audio: Listen to Session 5 — MAINSTREAMING TRADE IN NATIONAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS STRATEGIES
  

 
  

World Economic Forum: Global Enabling Trade Report 2009 Preview

6.30 p.m. — 8 p.m.

The Global Enabling Trade Report 2009 measures and analyses the factors enabling trade in national economies around the world. The Report includes the latest data and rankings of the factors enabling trade in 121 industrialized and emerging economies, as well as the latest thinking and research from international trade experts and industry practitioners.
  

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  • Welcome remarks: Alejandro Jara, Deputy Director-General, WTO
  • Opening remarks: Richard Samans, Managing Director, World Economic Forum
During the preview, the co-editors of the Report, Robert Z. Lawrence from Harvard Kennedy School and Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz from the World Economic Forum, will present key findings. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by John Moavenzadeh, Senior Director and Head of Sustainable Mobility and Strategy, World Economic Forum. Journalists will also be invited to participate.

  

SIDE EVENTS — DAY 1

12 noon — 1 p.m.

Official Launch of the Global Trade Liquidity Program — Room W
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 12 noon — 3 p.m.

Third Open Day organized by the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation

  


  

7 July — Global Review of Aid For Trade

Day 2

 

SESSION 6:
AID FOR TRADE: REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCES

9 a.m. — 11 a.m.

This session will focus on how in practice the Aid-for-Trade agenda is being implemented across different regions. Positive examples of Aid for Trade in action will be showcased. Each case study will examine how priorities which emerged from the 2007 Regional Reviews of Aid for Trade are being addressed. This session will be organized in parallel break out sessions. Participants in each break out session will be invited to draw conclusions from each case study as to how other constraints might be addressed.

Simultaneous interactive break out sessions with the following themes are envisaged:

COMESA-EAC-SADC North-South Corridor — Room W

Moderator: Jon Snow, Channel four News, United Kingdom

 
  • Felix Mutati, Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry, Zambia
  • Juma Volter Mwapachu, Secretary General, East African Community
  • Barney Curtis, Executive Director, The Federation of East and Southern Africa Road Transport Associations
  • Nathan Chisimba, President, Chamber of Mines of Zambia
  • Alex Rugamba, Coordinator, Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, African Development Bank
  • Rick Scobey, Acting Director for Regional Integration, Africa Region, World Bank

Audio: Listen to Session 6 — REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCES — COMESA-EAC-SADC North-South Corridor
  
  

Greater Mekong Delta sub-region — Room E

Moderator: Ganeshan Wignaraja, Principal Economist, Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank

 
  • Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia

  • Arjun Goswami, Head of Regional Cooperation Integration Group, South East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank, Manila

  • Oudet Souvannavong, Secretary General, GMS-BF Secretariat, Laos PDR

  • Arin Jira, Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council

  • Go Shimada, Director, Trade, Investment and Tourism Division, Industrial Development Department, JICA

  • Li Guangling, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Communication, People's Republic of China

  • Phillippe Allen, Minister-Counsellor, Australian Agency for International Development

  • Hervé Gallepe, Manager, Commercial Capacity Development Programme, Agence Française de Développement

Audio: Listen to Session 6 — REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCES — Greater Mekong Delta sub-region
  
  

Infrastructure and Integration Corridors in Latin America — Room D  

Moderator: Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager of Integration and Trade, Inter-American Development Bank

 
  • Karla Gonzàlez-Carvajal, Minister of Transport, Costa Rica

  • Salvador Beltran, Under-Secretary, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

  • Flavio Soares Damico, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Brazil, Geneva

  • Esteban Piedrahíta Uribe, Director, National Planning Department, Colombia

  • Rodolfo Rieznik, Director, Endesa S.A.

Audio: Listen to Session 6 — REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCES — Infrastructure and Integration Corridors in Latin America
  
  

 

SESSION 7:
AID FOR TRADE: ASSESSING IMPACT AND EFFECTIVENESS

11 a.m. — 1 p.m.

This session will focus on discussion of indicators developed to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of Aid for Trade. After an overview of the approach used and a discussion of the initial results, experiences will be presented on tracking the impact of Aid for Trade on the trade performance of individual countries. The session will be organized as a facilitated discussion moderated by Mark Gawn, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Canada to the WTO and Integrated Framework Board Member, and a general question and answer session. 

Key questions include:

  • What can the indicators tell us about the impact of Aid of Trade on the trade performance of individual countries?
      

  • What can the indicators tell us about how Aid for Trade is being directed at the priority needs of partner countries?
      

  • How can indicators be designed to evaluate the impact of Aid for Trade at regional level?
      

  • How can the use of indicators and monitoring to measure the impact of Aid for Trade be further improved?

 
  • Frans Lammersen, Principal Administrator, Poverty Reduction and Growth Division, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
  • Bernard Hoekman, Director, International Trade Department, World Bank
  • Thomas Feidieker, Adviser, Globalisation, Trade and Investment Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Liselotte Isaksson, Policy Advisor for Trade Development Issues, Directorate General for Development and Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific States, European Commission
  • Kate Bird, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
  • Stephen N. Karingi, Chief, Trade and International Negotiations Section, Trade, Finance and Economic Development Division, UNECA
  • Bansari Nag, Coordinator, Gender and Trade Initiative, India
  • Shamika Sirimanne, Chief, Trade Facilitation Section, Trade and Investment Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • Pradeep Mehta, Secretary-General CUTS, Centre for International Trade Economics and Environment, India

Audio:   Listen to Session 7 — ASSESSING IMPACT AND EFFECTIVENESS
  

 

1 p.m.
Press Conference — Director-General Pascal Lamy
Audio: Press conference in full
Video: Highlights from the press conference
Transcript
     

 

SESSION 8:
AID FOR TRADE: SOUTH-SOUTH CO-OPERATION EXPERIENCES

2 p.m. — 3.30 p.m.

This session will focus on the increasingly important role played by South-South partners in Aid for Trade. Five WTO Members (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China and India) responded to the joint WTO-OECD South-South cooperation questionnaire in 2009. This session will examine South-South cooperation strategies and examine how other South-South partner countries can be encouraged to mainstream Aid for Trade into their co-operation policies. The session will be organized as a facilitated discussion moderated by Valentine Rugwabiza, Deputy-Director General, WTO and a general question and answer session.

Key questions include:

  • What lessons can be learnt from Aid for Trade offered by South-South partners?
      

  • How can existing traditional donors and regional development institutions support further South-Couth co-operation, notably at regional level, through Aid-for-Trade activities?
      

  • How can other South-South partners be encouraged to mainstream Aid for Trade into their development strategies?

 
  • Alberto Dumont, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Argentina, Geneva
  • Pedro Luiz Carneiro de Mendonça, Under-Secretary for Economic and Technological Affairs, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
  • Chai Xiaolin, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Commerce, People's Republic of China
  • Marcelo Garcia Silva, Head, OECD Department, Directorate-General for International Economic Affairs, Chile
  • Ujal Singh Bhatia, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Permanent Mission of India to the WTO, Geneva

Audio: Listen to Session 8 — SOUTH-SOUTH CO-OPERATION EXPERIENCES
  

 

SESSION 9:
AID FOR TRADE: WAY FORWARD

3.30 p.m. — 5.30 p.m.

This session will be organized as an open session for Members and Observers to make comments and give short statements, including on the way forward. The session will be chaired by Ambassador Servansing, Permanent Mission of Mauritius to the WTO, Chairman of the Committee on Trade and Development.
  

Audio: Listen to Session 9 — WAY FORWARD
  

 

SESSION 10:
AID FOR TRADE: LOOKING AHEAD

5.30 p.m. — 6 p.m.

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Closing remarks

 


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Video: Highlights of Day One

  

Video: Interviews with heads of organizations about Aid for Trade