Civil Society Perspectives on Aid for Trade: Book Chapter (December 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Dec 9, 2007

By Aldo Caliari
RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari has contributed a chapter to a new book, “Aid for Trade and Development.” 

RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari has contributed a chapter to a new book, “Aid for Trade and Development.” 

The book, edited by Hugo Cameron and Dominique Njinkeu at Institute for Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty, is now available for sale. For information on how to order please visit


Below is a book description and a table of contents.


A copy of the chapter contributed by Aldo Caliari is available free of chargen by clicking here.


Book description

 Following in the wake of the World Trade Organization’s engagement with Aid for Trade, this book brings together a range of perspectives around this emerging issue. The collection of articles in this volume presents many of the ideas elaborated through research conducted by International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP) since 2005 and is intended to provide a basis for further study. Since many of the contributions on aid for trade to date have come from the North, the book looks to deepen the debate by forwarding voices and experiences from the South. The book traces the evolution of Aid for Trade from its beginnings and examines the global architecture, modalities, and costs associated with its implementation. Drawing on lessons from national and regional experiences, this book further explores ways in which Aid for Trade can both move forward and become a real tool for poverty reduction in beneficiary countries.  


Part I. Aid for Trade Genesis and Architecture: 1. Aid for Trade: helping developing countries benefit from trade opportunities Bernard Hoekman; 2. Aid for Trade: an essential component of the multilateral trading system and the WTO Doha Development agenda Faizel Ismail; 3. Aid for Trade: how we got here, where we might go Michael Finger; 4. Financing international public goods: a framework to address Aid for Trade Dirk Willem te Velde; 5. Aid for Trade: a new issue in the WTO Sheila Page; 6. Scale and types of funds for Aid for Trade Massimiliano Cal; 7. An African perspective on Aid for Trade Dominique Njinkeu et al.; Part II. Aid for Trade in Action: 8. Lessons from the Tanzanian experience in trade capacity building Bede Lyimo and Edward Sungula; 9. Lessons from the Cambodian experience in trade capacity building Sok Siphana; 10. Lessons learned delivering Aid for Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean: the role of the Inter-American Development Bank Antoni Estevadeordal, Paolo Giordano, Anneke Jessen, Jessica Luna and Kati Suominen; 11. Mainstreaming development in trade: lessons from the Caribbean’s experience with the FTAA Hemispheric Cooperation Program Deryck Brown; 12. Aid for Trade and the European Development Fund Amanda Sunassee; 13. Services-related projects in Aid for Trade Pierre Sauve 14. Aid for Trade for services in small economies: some considerations from the Caribbean Ramesh Chaitoo; 15. The role of local researchers in delivery of Aid for Trade: the case of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) William Lyakurwa, Olu Ajakaiye and Olawale Ogunkola; 16. The role of international research institutions and networks in supporting low-income countries in trade policy-making and negotiations Ann Weston; 17. Civil society perspectives in the Aid for Trade debate Aldo Caliari; Part III. Way Forward: 18. Aid for Trade and private sector development Havelock Brewster and Dominique Njinkeu; 19. Regional Aid for Trade Dirk Willem te Velde. 

Contributors: Bernard Hoekman, Faizel Ismail, Michael Finger, Dirk Willem te Velde, Sheila Page, Massimiliano Cal, Dominique Njinkeu, Bede Lyimo, Edward Sungula, Sok Siphana, Antoni Estevadeordal, Paolo Giordano, Anneke Jessen, Jessica Luna, Kati Suominen, Deryck Brown, Amanda Sunassee, Pierre Sauve, Ramesh Chaitoo, William Lyakurwa, Olu Ajakaiye, Olawale Ogunkola, Ann Weston, Aldo Caliari, Havelock Brewster

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