Sixth Global Review Aid-For-Trade Monitoring Exercise

11 Jul 2017

Geneva, Switzerland

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will hold the Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade on 11-13July 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Organised under the theme 'Promoting Connectivity', the review will include a monitoring and evaluation exercise, whose aim will be to survey: Aid-for-Trade priorities and how these have changed; the status of Trade Facilitation Agreement implementation and support; engagement in, and support to, the development of e-commerce; and infrastructure investment, the development of related services, markets and related investment climate reforms.

One cross-cutting theme that will be examined by the monitoring and evaluation exercise is how Aid-for-Trade support is contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, notably the targets on poverty eradication and women's economic empowerment.

To collect this information, self-assessment questionnaires and requests for case stories are being circulated widely: to donors (bilateral and multilateral agencies), regional economic communities/transport corridors, South-South partners, and developing and least-developed countries.  A call for case stories is also being addressed to the private sector, academia, and NGOs. Responses to the questionnaires and information provided in the case stories will be analysed and conclusions drawn in a joint publication by the OECD and the WTO: 'Aid for Trade at a Glance: Promoting Connectivity', that also will feature contributions from other international organisations.  The publication will be launched and discussed at the Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade. 

For more information, visit the event webpage.