Workshop on Small, Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) and Aid for Trade

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Draft Agenda

16 February 2011 — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. — WTO, Room CRI


10 a.m. — 10.10 a.m.

Opening remarks by the Chairperson of the CTD
  10.10 a.m. – 12 p.m. SVEs and Aid-for-Trade Needs  
  • Regional Approach to Aid for Trade Needs, Priorities and Delivery for the Caribbean
    Junior Lodge, Office of Trade Negotiations, CARICOM
    > presentation
  • Identification of Regional Aid for Trade Needs and Funding for the Pacific
    Chakriya Bowman, Director, Economic Governance Programme, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
    > presentation
    Sabrina Varma, Trade Adviser, Economics Section, AusAid
    > presentation



The presentations and discussion will allow Members, Observers and Observer Organizations to learn more about the Aid-for-Trade needs and priorities of SVEs, in particular those from the Caribbean and the Pacific.  It will also examine how development partners are responding to SVEs' needs, with a focus on the Pacific region.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 2:  Aid for Trade and Implementation in SVEs

  • Case Story on Aid for Trade and SVEs: the Caribbean Rum Programme
    Kathleen Van Hove, Senior Policy Officer, ECDPM
    > presentation
  • A Study on the Effectiveness of Aid for Trade in SVEs
    Mohammad Razzaque, Economic Adviser, Economic Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
    > presentation

Presentations will examine the impact of Aid for Trade in SVEs from two perspectives: impact at industry-level and effectiveness from an economy-wide perspective.  The presentations should allow Members, Observers and Observer Organizations to reflect on how best to address the Aid-for-Trade needs of SVEs in practice.