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Aid for Trade: Can it be Evaluated?

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Cadot, Olivier
Publication Clermont-Ferrand: Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International, 2013
Collection FERDI, Policy Brief; B 58.1
Description 8 p.
Abstract Following the recent surge in Aid-for-trade (AFT) and the likelihood that it will decline in the future, pressure to evaluate its effectiveness is increasing. This brief summarizes some of the main lessons from a recent FERDIITC-WB workshop. While recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches are needed to learn what works and what does not, this brief argues that the emphasis on reducing trade costs is well placed in spite of the lack of firm evidence linking AFT flows to measures of trade costs because trade volumes are consistently found to be responsive to variations in trade costs. However, relying on cross-country studies to detect AFT (‘hard’ or ‘soft’) effects is inconclusive. Impact evaluation (IE) is not a panacea, but is a credible alternative.
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DE MELO, Jaime, CADOT, Olivier. Aid for Trade: Can it be Evaluated?. 2013 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55414

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