Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013: Connecting to Value Chains

This joint OECD-WTO publication puts a spotlight on aid for trade to assess what is happening, what is not, and where improvements are needed. The analysis focuses on trends in aid-for-trade policies, programmes and practices.

> Summary

It shows that the Aid for Trade Initiative is delivering tangible results in improving trade performance and bettering people’s lives, notably those of women, in developing countries.

The report highlights that aid for trade plays an important role in enabling firms in developing countries to connect with or move up value chains. In fact, the emergence of value chains strengthens the rationale for aid for trade.

Stakeholders remain actively engaged in the Aid for Trade Initiative. The 2013 monitoring exercise was based on self-assessments from 80 developing countries, 28 bilateral donors, 15 multilateral donors, and nine providers of South-South cooperation. Views were also received from 524 supplier firms in developing countries and 173 lead firms, mostly in OECD countries.

Published in 2013

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> Foreword, Executive summary and Introduction
> Chapter 1: Is Aid for Trade adapting to new realities?
> Chapter 2: Aid-for-trade flows and financing
> Chapter 3: Value chains and the development path
> Chapter 4: Boosting value chains via regional Aid for Trade
> Chapter 5: Evaluating the effectiveness of Aid for Trade
> Chapter 6: The way forward
> Aid for Trade country factsheets
> Statistical notes and annexes