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Evaluating Aid for Trade : A Survey of Recent Studies

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  • Olivier CADOT

    (Faculté des hautes études commerciales - Université de Lausanne)

  • Ana FERNANDES

    (FERDI)

  • Julien GOURDON

    (FERDI)

  • Aaditya MATTOO

    (FERDI)

  • Jaime DE MELO

    () (Ferdi)

Abstract

The demand for accountability in “Aid-for-Trade”(AFT) is increasing but monitoring has focused on case-studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not.

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  • Olivier CADOT & Ana FERNANDES & Julien GOURDON & Aaditya MATTOO & Jaime DE MELO, 2013. "Evaluating Aid for Trade : A Survey of Recent Studies," Working Papers P75, FERDI.
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    1. Lanz, Rainer & Roberts, Michael & Taal, Sainabou, 2016. "Reducing trade costs in LDCs: The role of Aid for Trade," WTO Staff Working Papers ERSD-2016-05, World Trade Organization (WTO), Economic Research and Statistics Division.
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    7. Hyun-Hoon Lee & Donghyun Park & Meehwa Shin, 2015. "Do Developing-country WTO Members Receive More Aid for Trade (AfT)?," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(9), pages 1462-1485, September.

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    • P45 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - International Linkages
    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy

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