This paper outlines how Aid for Trade can support developing countries to maximise the inclusive growth and poverty reduction impacts of trade. It is concluded that Aid for Trade should be programmed to optimise the positive and limit the negative impacts of trade expansion on poor countries and poor people. It should help build the export potential of developing countries so that they are able to reap the benefits of global trade. It should also help poor women and men engage with domestic and international markets in a way that benefits them.
ODI Working Papers 313. ISBN: 978 1 907 288 14 2, 37 pp.