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Quantitative Aspects of Measuring Aid for Trade United States Elena Bryan Deputy Assistant USTR for Trade Capacity Building.

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1 Quantitative Aspects of Measuring Aid for Trade United States Elena Bryan Deputy Assistant USTR for Trade Capacity Building

2 Collecting Data on TCB What we collect How we collect it How we use it Looking forward

3 What we collect How we collect it +USAID annually surveys all USG agencies conducting A4T/TCB activities +Agencies report programs, by country or region and by TCB category +Information loaded into publicly available database +USG has provided more than $6.5 billion in A4T/TCB since 1999

4 How we define Aid for Trade + A4T and Trade Capacity Building (TCB) are used interchangeably + Core TCB activities as defined in the WTO/OECD database + Plus Physical Infrastructure Development: --Physical Infrastructure Development is assistance to establish trade-related telecoms, transport, ports, airports, power, water, and industrial zones.

5 How we use the data we collect + In discussions with trading partners ---Including cotton and trade facilitation + Internal coherence and coordination +Identification of gaps and better targeting of assistance + With Congress, including in the budget process

6 Looking Forward + Stovepipe data collection is expensive, cumbersome, and duplicative + Mainstream A4T/TCB data collection into regular development assistance collection activity and reporting + Challenge is keeping the detail


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