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Regional Aid for Trade

Working papers

Written by Dirk Willem te Velde

Aid for trade was brought into sharp focus in the current World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round trade negotiations, though not part of the single undertaking. Aid for trade is concerned with helping developing countries totrade or adjust to trade liberalisation. Several issues are not yet addressed adequately in the current discussions, such as additionality of aid for tradefunds, the role of private sector, over-reliance on donor co- ordination atcountry level to safeguard effective aid for trade, and the lack of regionalaid for trade (RAFT).
Dirk Willem te Velde