By Philippe De Lombaerde, Lakshmi Puri (eds.)
Aid for exchange (AfT) has turn into an enormous merchandise at the overseas exchange and improvement discourse. this can be to a wide quantity based on issues expressed through constructing international locations and economies in transition with reference to their capacities to enforce alternate agreements, particularly WTO agreements, and adopt priceless changes to extend internet improvement profits from rising exchange possibilities.
In this international record, significant UN companies energetic in improvement cooperation and longstanding companies of trade-related technical information and ability development speak about how one can maintain the momentum in the direction of the operationalization and implementation of the AfT initiative and the supportive position to be performed via the UN process. this is often in keeping with UN's function in selling improvement and aiding to accomplish poverty relief, as devoted within the Millennium assertion and the 2005 international Summit end result.
The record will be of specific curiosity to executive officers, officers of local businesses, representatives of the personal area facing exchange agreements and negotiations, civil society and academia.
Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Lakshmi Puri is appearing Deputy Secretary-General and Director of the department on foreign exchange and providers, and Commodities at UNCTAD in Geneva.
Philippe De Lombaerde is affiliate Director of United countries college (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges.
In collaboration with: UNCTAD, ECA, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, UNECE, UNIDO, UNDP, UNEP
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De Lombaerde, L. V. 2009 40 PHILIPPE DE LOMBAERDE AND GEORGE MAVROTAS century, rising from about 12 in the 1960s to about 33 in the 2001–2005 period. The combination of more bilateral donors and of an increasing number of multilateral channels has led to an increasingly crowded aid scene. Aid channel proliferation at the country level has been substantial, particularly after the end of the Cold War when the number of countries with over 40 active donors and international organizations grew from zero to thirty-one.
This also requires assessing the performance and effectiveness of donors and the capacity of recipient countries, together with identifying what categories of AfT and modes of financing – concessional, nonconcessional, and other combinations – were most effective. As experience is gained with the M & E framework, it is clear that better tracking of performance will be required to provide the necessary incentives to the partners involved in the initiative to produce results. Fourth, the TWG also missed an opportunity to provide for the regular analysis of specific thematic issues to enhance understanding of the complexity of trade capacity building on the ground.
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