AID FOR TRADE

Workshop on the 2017 aid-for-trade monitoring and evaluation exercise

The Aid for Trade Workshop will share insights from the information collected by the joint OECD and WTO 2017 Aid-for-Trade monitoring and evaluation (M&E) exercise. The monitoring information is analysed in the joint OECD-WTO publication entitled "Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development". The publication this year includes contributions from the OECD and WTO as well as chapters authored by the Business for eTrade Development, the Enhanced Integrated Framework, the International Trade Centre, International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Bank Group. The Workshop will feature technical presentations of individual chapters of the Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017 publication.

 

10.00 10.10 - Introductory Remarks

H.E. Mr Taonga Mushayavanhu

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Chair of the Committee on Trade and Development


10.10 10.30 - Introduction: overview of the m&e exercise

Shishir Priyadarshi

Director, Development Division, WTO

SESSION 1

Aid for Trade at a Glance publication 2017

10.30 11.30

"Setting the scene"

Michael Roberts

Head, Aid for Trade Unit, Development Division, WTO
Presentation

"Getting goods and services shipped across the border and delivered"

Marie-Agnes Jouanjean

Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
Presentation

"The contribution of services trade policy"

Martin Roy, Counsellor

Trade in Services and Investment Division, WTO
Presentation

Discussion

SESSION 2

Aid for Trade at a Glance publication 2017

11.30 13.00

"Spanning the broadband divide"

Vanessa Gray

Head, LDCs, SIDS and Emergency Telecommunications Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
Presentation

"Making developing countries ready to engage from e-commerce"

Torbjörn Fredriksson

Chief, ICT Analysis Section, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
Presentation

"Bridging the small business and gender divide to foster inclusive growth"

Jasmeer Virdee

Trade Analyst, ITC
Presentation

"Meeting the target and promoting trade inclusion"

Daria Shatskova

Programme Officer, EIF
Presentation

Discussion

SESSION 3

Aid for Trade at a Glance publication 2017

15.30-16:30

"Financing connectivity"

Raffaela Muoio

Junior Policy Analyst, OECD
Presentation

"Inclusiveness and poverty reduction"

Nazia Mohammed

Trade Policy Analyst, Development Division, WTO
Presentation

Discussion

SESSION 4

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017

15.30-16:30

Overcoming challenges in improving the e-trade environment"

Michael Ferrantino

Lead Economist for Trade Policy, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, WBG
Presentation

"Private sector priorities for aid for trade in the digital era"

Kati Suominen

Founder & Interim Executive Director, Business for eTrade Development
Presentation

Discussion