Aid for Trade: Promoting Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction – Phase 2

January 2009 to September 2010

The objective of this project is to provide advice on how Aid for Trade can support developing countries to maximise the inclusive growth and poverty reduction impacts of trade. It has three components:

  • An ODI Working Paper titled ‘Trade, Growth and Poverty: Making Aid for Trade Work for Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction’, which sets the Aid for Trade context, outlines the linkages between trade, growth and poverty, and suggests how Aid for Trade programming can support trade expansion alongside inclusive growth and poverty reduction.
  • A series of five case studies and a synthesis which seek to identify lessons for policy and programming on removing constraints to trade, enabling inclusive growth and supporting poverty reduction.
  • A ‘Tips and tools for Aid for Trade, inclusive growth and poverty reduction’ series, which provides advice on how to integrate poverty and social analysis into  Aid for Trade programmes.

Outputs

A regional approach to Aid for Trade - The Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP)`

Research reports and studies | June 2009 | Kate Bird, Tali Diamant, Ursula Grant, Kate Higgins, Rainer Quiztow, Liz Turner, Milo Vandemoortele

This paper investigates The Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP). The vision of RTFP is ‘making it easier and quicker for businesses to trade between countries in Southern and Eastern Africa so that economies in the region become more competitive and...

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Aid for Trade in Lesotho: ComMark’s Lesotho Textile and Apparel Sector Programme

Research reports and studies | June 2009 | Kate Bird, Tali Diamant, Ursula Grant, Kate Higgins, Rainer Quiztow, Liz Turner, Milo Vandemoortele

This case study analyses the Lesotho Textile and Apparel Sector Programme, which specifically aims ‘to improve the level of investment and competitiveness of Lesotho’s garment sector so that it benefits the poor by creating formal job opportunities’.

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Ethiopia Trademarking and Licensing Initiative: Supporting a better deal for coffee producers through Aid For Trade

Research reports and studies | June 2009 | Kate Bird, Tali Diamant, Ursula Grant, Kate Higgins, Rainer Quiztow, Liz Turner, Milo Vandemoortele

This paper investigates the Ethiopia Trademarking and Licensing Project, an Aid for Trade initiative that has strong trade development and poverty reduction foundations: it aims to increase Ethiopia’s coffee export income while ensuring a higher and more...

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