Aid for Trade’s 2.0 upgrade

Access to global digital trade can give the development agenda the boost it needs, writes Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) What does digital connectivity for sustainable development actually look like? Take the case of business owner, Praew from Thailand, who travelled 15 km each day to sell her clothes at […]

Aid for Trade: From Hong Kong to Nairobi, and beyond

Frans Lammersen, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate The Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference, taking place this week in Kenya, offers an excellent opportunity to take stock of the achievements of the Aid for Trade Initiative and reflect on how to continue its relevance in the changing trade and development landscape. Ten years ago when opening the Sixth WTO […]

Aid for Trade: Helping to end poverty and realise sustainable development

Today’s post is from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría One dollar in aid for trade generates eight dollars in extra trade for all developing countries and 20 dollars for low-income countries according to OECD calculations. These are impressive returns on investment. But these numbers do not tell the uplifting stories about the lives of men and women that […]

Aid for Trade: Connecting to Value Chains

Today’s post is from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría Since the Aid-for-Trade Initiative was launched in 2005, much has changed in the trade and development landscape. The Initiative continues to mobilise a range of actors, adapt to new realities, and succeed in building trade capacities for shared prosperity. Increasingly, the global economy is characterised by geographically fragmented production. […]

Aid for Trade: Integrating global value chains

Today’s post from Gunnar Oom, State Secretary to Sweden’s Minister for Trade Ewa Björling, is the last in a series published to coincide with the 2013 Dialogue on Aid for Trade taking place at the OECD on January 16-17, in collaboration with the Government of Sweden and the Overseas Development Institute, with the support of the European […]

Aid for Trade: Continued Success in a Rapidly Evolving Environment

Today’s post from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría is published to coincide with the 2013 Dialogue on Aid for Trade taking place at the OECD on January 16-17, in collaboration with the Government of Sweden and the Overseas Development Institute, with the support of the European Commission. “Aid for Trade” has galvanised broad engagement from the international community […]

Aid for Trade: Helping developing countries trade their way out of poverty

Today’s post from EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht is the second in a series published to coincide with the 2013 Dialogue on Aid for Trade taking place at the OECD on January 16-17, in collaboration with the Government of Sweden and the Overseas Development Institute, with the support of the European Commission. One thing […]