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Monday, July 6, 2009

Measuring Aid for Trade....

Is it doable? The WTO has gone through a review of their Aid for Trade programme for developing and least developing countries. They reported several key areas, as well as the success in Asia between Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam with regard to the programme and how it has facilitated trade.

Robert Zoelick, World Bank President, has also noted key successes in Africa, in particular in Mali and their mango producers.

Most notable there were no statistics to back up the claims of success stories. I guess this is the dilemma when we begin to track economic success to policy.

But, what ever facilitates greater trade, can't be bad....

WTO Aid for Trade Report
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