Presentation on theme: "Binding constraints to Trade Expansion Jean-Jacques Hallaert Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD WORKSHOP ON MONITORING."— Presentation transcript:
Binding constraints to Trade Expansion Jean-Jacques Hallaert Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD WORKSHOP ON MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF AID FOR TRADE WTO, Committee on Trade and Development Geneva, July 19, 2010
From turning trade opportunities in trade flows … Aid-for-trade community focuses on turning trade opportunities into trade. It targets the supply-side constraints that limit developing countries to benefit from trade opportunities. This is crucial to use trade as an engine for Growth and Poverty reduction. There is ample evidence that the 4 most common objectives if achieve will lead to higher growth Increasing Trade; Diversifying exports; Maximizing the linkages with the local economy; Increasing adjustment capacity. In other terms the focus is on binding constraints (A).
… to turning trade in growth engine But that may not be enough Some binding constraints can choke the impact of Trade on Growth (Binding constraints B) A new paper Increasing the Impact of Trade Expansion on Growth documents that: Trade leads to Growth on average But not in all cases… This has implications for the design and the sequencing of aid-for-trade.
Further information Aid for Trade web page: OECD (2009) Binding Constraints to Trade Expansion: Aid for Trade Objectives and Diagnostic Tools OECD (2010) Increasing the Impact of Trade Expansion on Growth: Lessons from Trade Reforms for the Design of Aid for Trade OECD/WTO (2009) Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009