Presentation on theme: "Quantitative Aspects of Measuring Aid for Trade United States Elena Bryan Deputy Assistant USTR for Trade Capacity Building."— Presentation transcript:
Quantitative Aspects of Measuring Aid for Trade United States Elena Bryan Deputy Assistant USTR for Trade Capacity Building
Collecting Data on TCB What we collect How we collect it How we use it Looking forward
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 http://qesdb.usaid.gov/tcb +USG has provided more than $6.5 billion in A4T/TCB since 1999
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.
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
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