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Aid For Trade Global Review: programme


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19 November

Technical-level programme

Workshop on monitoring and evaluation

This session will encourage a technical level dialogue on monitoring and evaluating Aid for Trade with a focus on current methods of reporting, categories used, possible evaluation indicators, content of the questionnaires, etc.

9 am – 10.30 am Panel 1: Improving the “quantitative” measurement of Aid for Trade
Moderator:
  • Debapriya Bhattacharya, Ambassador to the WTO, Bangladesh

Panellists:

  • Frans Lammersen, Principal Administrator, OECD
  • Richard Newfarmer, Special Representative to the UN and WTO, World Bank
  • Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, IADB
  • Elena Bryan, Deputy Assistant USTR for Trade Capacity Building, US
    Presentation
  • Massimiliano Calì, Research Officer, International Economic Development, ODI
11 am – 1 pm Panel 2: Improving the “qualitative” measurement of Aid for Trade
Moderator:
  • Richard Carey, Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD

Panellists:

  • Ali Khadir, Senior Manager, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank
  • Kim Elliott, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
    Paper
  • Martina Garcia, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD
  • Elena Bryan, Deputy Assistant USTR for Trade Capacity Building, MCC
    Presentation
  • Raymond Saner, Director, Centre for Socio-Economic Development (CSEND)
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    Presentation
  • Hilary Jeune, Policy Officer, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Price Water House Coopers
    Paper

Workshop on cross-cutting aid-for-trade issues

Simultaneous break-out sessions
This session will examine some of the key issues in Aid for Trade — e.g., standards and testing, trade facilitation, infrastructure, adjustment, trade financing, private sector participation - from a cross-cutting or horizontal perspective.

2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Session 1: mainstreaming
Moderator:
  • Susan Prowse, Senior Economic Advisor, DFID

Panellists:

2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Session 2: regional approaches
Moderator:
  • Faizel Ismail, Head of the South African Delegation to the WTO, South Africa

Panellists:

  • Ganesh Wignaraja, Senior Economist, ADB
    > Presentation
  • Henri Minnaar, Regional Planning Mechanisms & Financial Instruments
    Presentation
  • Peter Young, Deputy Head of Unit for Trade and Development in DG Trade, EC
    Paper
  • Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, IADB
  • Mark Pearson, Regional Integration Adviser, COMESA
    Presentation
  • Tomochika Uyama, Director, International Trade Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Briton Bohling, Senior Trade Advisor, Economic Growth Bureau, USAID
    Presentation
  • Cornelius Mwalwanda, Principal Advisor, ECA
    Presentation
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Session 3: public/private partnerships
Moderator:
  • Patricia Francis, Executive Director, ITC

Panellists:

  • Peter Jones, CEO, African Trade Insurance Agency
    Presentation
    Paper
  • Kimberly Wiehl, Secretary General, Berne Union
  • Timothy Stone, Chairman, Global Infrastructure and Projects Group, KPMG
  • Katsumi Hirano, Senior Research Fellow, Area Study Center, IDE-JETRO
  • Ribal Mehio, Director Business Development - Private Equity, Swicorp
5 pm – 6 pm Plenary session
Reports from breakout sessions and open dialogue

  

20 November

Global review of Aid for Trade
High-level segment

Examining the results at year one

This session will provide an overview of what has been learned from the first year of Aid-for-Trade monitoring, with a focus on global flows and the result of the donor- and partner-country self-assessments. It is also an opportunity to outline where the monitoring mechanism can be improved — including by launching a work programme aimed at developing qualitative targets for expanding trade capacity. Key questions include:

  • Trade strategies — including trade capacity building — must be country owned and driven to be successful. Are partner-countries making trade and competitiveness a priority in their development strategies? What needs to change? What can others do to assist?

  • The overall ODA envelope needs to grow so that increasing Aid for Trade does not crowd out other development priorities such as health and education. What progress is being made in meeting Hong Kong and Gleneagles commitments? What are the current trends? What is the role and impact of non-DAC donors? How can we improve the effectiveness and predictability of Aid-for-Trade flows?

  • More and better Aid for Trade only makes sense if it can be shown to contribute to increasing developing countries' capacity to trade or competitiveness. There is a clear need to measure progress in meeting these objectives. Should we launch a work programme on evaluation, starting with an Experts Symposium in late Spring?

Paper: UEMOA

10 am – 11 am

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Global summary and report

Making Aid for Trade work

Aid for trade and the development agenda

This session will provide an opportunity for key multilateral agencies and bilateral donors to outline their vision, priorities and plans for Aid for Trade — followed by comments and questions from Members. Key questions include:

  • Why should Aid for Trade be a priority for countries and regions?

  • What is your Aid for Trade strategy and how does it fit into your wider development assistance policy?

  • How much Aid for Trade do you provide — and do you envisage this increasing in the future?

  • What scope is there for expanding public/private partnerships?

11 am – 12 noon

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Multilateral Strategies
  • Robert Zoellick, President, World Bank (lead speaker)
    Speech
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, IMF
  • Kemal Dervis, Administrator, UNDP
  • Donald Kaberuka, President, AfDB
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, IADB
  • Rajat Nag, Managing Director General, ADB
12 noon – 1 pm

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Bilateral Strategies
  • John Hewko, Vice President for Compact Development, MCC
    Speech
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  • Jun Yakota, Representative of the Government of Japan, Japan
    Paper
  • Paavo Väyrynen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Finland
    Statement
  • Gareth Thomas, Under-Secretary of State for International Development, UK
    Speech
  • Joakim Stymne, State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Sweden
    Statement
  • Anne Stenhammer, State Secretary for International Development, Norway
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  • Wang Shichun, Director General, Department of Foreign Aid, Ministry of Commerce, China
    Statement
  • Ms Gudrun Grosse-Wiesmann, Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Developments (Germany)
    Paper
  • Ambassador O'Ceallaigh, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the WTO
    Paper

The way forward and future plans

This session is focused on generating a dialogue among partner countries, donors, and agencies about next steps in the three regions. The moderators will provide a brief summary of the regional reviews and their recommendations — to which panellists will be invited to respond. At the national and regional level, the importance of country ownership, mainstreaming, agreeing on key priorities, improving regional approaches, and developing strategies to meet these objectives will be highlighted. Interactive dialogue with — and contributions from — the wider audience will be encouraged. Key questions include:

  • What are the main themes — or objectives — identified by the reviews?

  • What can countries, donors and agencies do to help meet these objectives?

  • The reports outline key recommendations — or a roadmap — for moving forward. Do panellists and participants broadly agree with the proposals? Are there ways they can be improved or built upon?

2.30 pm – 4 pm

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Roadmap for Latin America and the Caribbean
Moderator:
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, IADB

Panellists:

  • Alfredo Chiaradia, Secretary of State for Foreign Economic and Trade Affairs, Argentina
  • Guy Mayers, Minister of Trade, Industry, Commerce and Customer Affairs, St Lucia
  • John Hewko, Vice President for Compact Development, MCC
  • Alfredo Bonet Baiget, Secretary General, Secretariat of Tourism and Trade, Spain
  • Edwin Carrington, Secretary General, CARICOM
  • Patricia Francis, Executive Director, ITC
  • Miguel Rodríguez Mendoza, Senior Fellow, ICTSD
4.30 pm – 6 pm

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Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific
Moderator:
  • Rajat Nag, Managing Director General, ADB

Panellists:

  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Pan Sorasak, Secretary of State of Commerce, Cambodia
  • Jun Yokota, Representative of the Government of Japan, Japan
  • Benjamin Power, Director, AusAID
  • Kandeh Yumkella, Director General, UNIDO
  • Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General, UNCTAD

  

21 November

9 am – 11 am

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Roadmap for Africa
Moderators:
  • Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary, UNECA

Panellists:

  • Louis Michel, Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, EC
  • Antonio Fernando, Minister of Industry and Trade, Mozambique
  • Sid Ahmed Ould Raiss, Minister of Trade and Industry, Mauritania
  • Ramakrishna Sithanen, Minister of Finance, Mauritius
  • Gareth Thomas, Under-Secretary of State for International Development, UK
  • Wang Shichun, Director General, Department of Foreign Aid, Ministry of Commerce, China
  • Erastus Mwencha, Secretary General, COMESA
  • Kwasi Abeasi, Chief Executive Officer, African Business Roundtable
  • Dominique Njinkeu, Executive Director, ILEAP

Looking ahead
General council debate on Aid for Trade
(Members and Observes to the General Council only)

The event will conclude with the General Council Debate on Aid for Trade (Members and Observers to the General Council only). It will give Members an opportunity to debate the results of the previous day and a half, and to provide the Director General with feedback on the future direction of WTO monitoring.

11.30 am – 1 pm
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3 pm – 6 pm
Chair's opening remarks
  • Ambassador Noor, Chairman of the General Council
    Statement

Report from the CTD

  • Ambassador Servansing, Chairman of the Committee on Trade and Development
    Report from the CTD

Summary report

General Council discussion

Statement by Louis Michel, EC
  
Statement by Hossein Rostami, Director, Economic Policy, Canadian International Development Agency
 

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Closing remarks

  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General, WTO
    Closing remarks
  • Ambassador Noor, Chairman of the General
    Council

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Press Conference
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