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Aid for Trade in Africa

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Written by Dirk Willem te Velde, Massimiliano Cali, Sheila Page

This paper assesses the cost and current donor commitments on Aid for Trade in Africa and considers possible success stories. It suggests the annual costs of implementing WTO agreements are between US$ 0.7 – 1.7 billion, while annual (trade-related) infrastructure needs in Africa are between US$ 10 – 20 billion. If a very broad definition of productive capacity building is included, annual skills development needs in Africa are US$ 1.9 billion.
Massimiliano Cali, Sheila Page, Liz Turner and Dirk Willem te Velde