Fifth Global Review Aid-For-Trade Monitoring Exercise
Reducing Trade Costs for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth

The Fifth Global Review of Aid for Trade, "Reducing Trade Costs for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth", will be held at the WTO in Geneva from 30 June to 2 July 2015.

Underpinning the Review is a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) exercise. The aim of the M&E exercise is to survey how trade costs affect developing countries' competitiveness and ability to connect to regional and global value chains, what is being done to address this issue, and how Aid for Trade can help reduce trade costs and the associated impacts to deliver inclusive, sustainable growth.

To collect this information, self-assessment questionnaires and requests for case stories are being circulated widely: to donors (bilateral and multilateral agencies), regional economic communities/transport corridors, South-South partners and developing and least-developed countries. A call for case stories is also being addressed to the private sector, academia and NGOs.

Responses to the questionnaires and information provided in the case stories will be analysed and conclusions drawn in a joint publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO): "Aid for Trade at a Glance: Reducing Trade Costs for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth". The publication will be launched and discussed at the Fifth Global Review of Aid for Trade on 30 June-2 July 2015.

The Global Review is influential in galvanizing support and directing strategies to help developing countries derive the maximum development benefit from trade.

While the deadline for submission of completed questionnaires and case stories in respect of the analysis for, and preparation of, the publication to be launched and discussed at the Fifth Global Review,  has passed, the M&E exercise remains open to harvest additional information.


Questionnaires and case story templates