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AID FOR TRADE: MAINSTREAMING AID FOR TRADE AT A THEMATIC LEVEL — 27 MAY 2010

Workshop on Aid for Trade and Development Finance


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Opening remarks

10 a.m. — 10.10 a.m.
  


 

  • Shree Baboo Chekitan Servansing's opening remarks
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SESSION 1:
AID FOR TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE — CONTEXT AND CHALLENGES

10.10 a.m. — 11.30 a.m.
  

World Bank:

Aid for Trade and Development Finance: The post-crisis outlook

 

  • Multilateral development finance frameworks
  • Aid for Trade and development finance instruments
  • Non-concessional trade-related development finance
  • Global Monitoring Report 2010: Key messages and outlook
 

Discussion

 

The presentations and discussion allowed Members, Observers and Observer Organizations to situate Aid for Trade within multilateral development finance frameworks, examine its interaction with other development finance instruments, in particular Islamic Finance, and discuss the outlook for development finance in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
  

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SESSION 2:
AID-FOR-TRADE FLOWS IN 2008

11.30 a.m. — 1 p.m.
  

Organisation of: Economic Co-operation and Development


 

Overview of Aid for Trade reported in 2008

 

  • Key messages from the 2008 data collection exercise
  • Regional and sectoral breakdowns
  • Emerging trends
  • Tracking non-concessional trade-related development finance
  • Outlook for Aid for Trade
 

Discussion

 

The presentation by OECD and discussion allowed Members, Observers and Observer Organizations to receive a detailed overview of Aid for Trade in 2008. Preliminary analysis shows that Aid for Trade grew 37 per cent in real terms between 2007 and 2008. Total Aid for Trade reached US$41.7 billion in 2008, an increase of 62 per cent from the 2002-20005 baseline. Aid for Trade accounted for 37 per cent of sector allocable Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2008 an increase from 32 per cent in 2007.
  

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