Developing trade

OECD Observer

Trade capacity-building – enabling developing countries to participate fully in the multilateral trading system – is a key element of the Doha Development Agenda. Information on progress in this area is now available from an OECD/WTO joint trade capacity-building database (TCBDB).

The database covers trade-related technical assistance and capacity-building projects at both national and regional level. It currently lists some 8,000 activities for 2001, 2002 and early 2003, provided by 39 bilateral donor countries and multilateral agencies, ranging from dispute settlement and transparency to e-commerce.

Commitments to trade-related technical assistance and capacity-building equate to some 4.8% of total aid commitments in 2001-2002, on a par with the share going to population programmes and more than the shares going to basic education or basic health, the second Joint OECD/WTO Report on Trade-Related Technical Assistance and Capacity Building found.

For the full text of the second Joint OECD/WTO Report on Trade-Related Technical Assistance and Capacity Buildingwww.oecd.org/dac/trade

©OECD Observer No 239, September 2003




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