Phase 1 of the DAC Project on Trade Facilitation. A review of technical assistance and capacity building initiatives for trade facilitation.
This paper is a quantitative and qualitative review of past technical assistance and capacity building efforts of bilateral donors and multilateral agencies in the area of trade facilitation. The Review is based on a quantitative overview of technical assistance and capacity building for trade facilitation and other related aid activities reported to the WTO/OECD Trade Capacity Building and the OECD Creditor Reporting System. It comprises a review of existing good practices and case studies that feature different types of interventions, undertaken by one or more bilateral donors and regional and international organisations. The Review will be complemented by a Report on UK Trade Facilitation Support, undertaken by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and further refined through additional research in Phase 2 of this project, resulting in recommendations for strengthening trade facilitation capacities.