Aid for Trade: A Springboard for Sustainable Development?

Volume
6,
Number
5
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10 July 2017
10 July 2017
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for increasing aid-for-trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries. How can this type of funding be fully leveraged in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals? Meeting at a special Summit at the...
10 July 2017
Taking stock of aid for trade in Africa over the last decade, how can the targeting and delivery of this development assistance be improved to achieve the continent’s structural transformation, regional integration, and poverty reduction agendas? Aid for trade (AfT) is explicitly addressed in the...
10 July 2017
Aid for Trade (AfT) has already been shown to be a valuable means for developing trade in Africa. In what ways could a reorientation of these flows from a national to a regional level further increase the benefits that African economies can obtain from AfT? Aid-for-trade flows have evolved over the...
10 July 2017
Gender-focused aid for trade initiatives in Africa have the potential to considerably accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This article sets out the case and highlights key actions required to deliver transformative change for women and for African economies. Aid for...
10 July 2017
Sustainability standards can help foster sustainable development in developing countries, but also have exclusionary effects. How can aid for trade assist businesses in the developing world to comply with an ever-increasing number of public and private standards? For a developing country exporter,...
10 July 2017
Aid for trade has made important interventions in services sectors, but going forward, there needs to be more emphasis on regulatory reform and building productive capacity, rather than just infrastructure spending. The services economy is already large in developing countries, typically at least...
10 July 2017
Beyond Brexit: Four Steps to Make Britain a Global Leader on Trade for Development – Center for Global Development – January 2017 This paper looks at how the UK can, after Brexit, develop a world-leading trade for development policy. It uses a systematic assessment of how rich country trade...