By Dominique Njinkeu, Hugo Cameron
Following within the wake of the realm alternate Organization's engagement with reduction for exchange, this e-book brings jointly a number views round this rising factor. the gathering of articles during this quantity provides a number of the rules elaborated via examine carried out by way of foreign legal professionals and Economists opposed to Poverty (ILEAP) on the grounds that 2005 and is meant to supply a foundation for extra research. on the grounds that some of the contributions on reduction for exchange up to now have come from the North, the e-book appears to be like to deepen the controversy by way of forwarding voices and stories from the South. The booklet lines the evolution of relief for exchange from its beginnings and examines the worldwide structure, modalities, and prices linked to its implementation. Drawing on classes from nationwide and neighborhood studies, this ebook additional explores ways that reduction for exchange can either circulate ahead and turn into a true software for poverty aid in beneficiary international locations.
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After reviewing some preliminary background, it traces the evolution of Aid for Trade and describes how the various chapters, taken together, present a clear picture of what Aid for Trade is and where it could be headed. 1 Hong Kong mandate and the Aid for Trade Task Force Elements of Aid for Trade have existed for many years in bilateral and multilateral development assistance programs. The issue came to be recognized with the launch of the WTO’s Doha Round – or Doha Development Agenda (DDA) – in 2001, which saw renewed focus on developing country concerns in the international trading system, including on trade-related technical assistance.
They are also closely linked. For instance, regional development banks can play a major role in financing infrastructure that benefits private sector development at the regional level. Chapters 18 and 19 by Brewster/Njinkeu and te Velde respectively address how programs in these areas might be elaborated such that they are prioritized in Aid for Trade delivery. Under the aegis of Aid for Trade, it is often easier to identify immediate needs and compliance or implementation issues, but far more difficult to envisage longer-term needs relating to economic adjustment and diversification.
The issue came to be recognized with the launch of the WTO’s Doha Round – or Doha Development Agenda (DDA) – in 2001, which saw renewed focus on developing country concerns in the international trading system, including on trade-related technical assistance. 1). 2), ministers invited the WTO Director-General to create a task force to provide recommendations on how to operationalize Aid for Trade. The WTO Aid for Trade Task Force was created in early 2006, and delivered its report a few months later in July following extensive consultations (WTO, 2006).
Aid for Trade and Development by Dominique Njinkeu, Hugo Cameron