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AID FOR TRADE: MAINSTREAMING AID FOR TRADE AT A THEMATIC LEVEL — 19 JULY 2010

Workshop on monitoring and evaluation of Aid for Trade


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More on Aid for Trade


Opening remarks

10 a.m. — 10.10 a.m.
  


 

  • Opening remarks by the Director-General
 

SESSION 1:
STATE OF OUR KNOWLEDGE ON EVALUATION OF AID FOR TRADE

10.10 a.m. — 12 noon
  

OECD:

The OECD's Work to Increase the Effectiveness of Aid for Trade: Performance Assessment Framework and Analysis of the Binding Constraints to Trade

 

World Bank:

The World Bank's Approach to Work on Evaluation of Aid for Trade

 

  • Preliminary results
  • Future Bank work on monitoring and evaluation

United States:

Evaluation of Trade Capacity Building (2002-2006)

 

  • Methodology for study
  • Preliminary results
  • Next steps

UNECA:

The State of Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge in Africa

 

  • Preliminary research results
  • Conclusions arising from the UNECA Expert Group Meeting and Workshop on Aid for Trade and Africa’s Trading Capacity, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 May-2 June
  • Future directions
    Presentation
 

Discussion

 

The presentations and discussion provided Members, Observers and Observer Organizations with valuable information on current approaches to evaluation and showcase preliminary findings on the impact that Aid for Trade is having at the national and regional level. It also provided insight into methodological difficulties in evaluating Aid for Trade and discuss ways to overcome these shortcomings.
  

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SESSION 2:
REPORTING ON OUTCOMES AND IMPACTS AS PART OF THE JOINT OECD/WTO AID-FOR-TRADE MONITORING FRAMEWORK

12 noon — 1 p.m.
  

OECD:

Case-Story Approach and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

 

 

Discussion

 

The presentation by the OECD and the discussion allowed Members, Observers and Observer Organizations to review the framework for the next monitoring and evaluation exercise. It was outline a note which provides suggestions to increase the availability of information regarding the outcomes and impacts of Aid-for-Trade projects and programmes, in particular in the lead up to the next Global Review of Aid for Trade. It proposes using short case stories (maximum 4 to 5 pages) to allow stakeholders to share their experiences. These case stories will put a spotlight on: what is working (and not), and why, at the national and regional level; which good examples can be replicated; and where improvements are needed. This reporting will complement the existing Aid-for-Trade monitoring framework and provide an important source of additional information for both the joint OECD/WTO publication and the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade.
  

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