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OECD/DAC Project on Trade Facilitation. Caroline Lesser OECD/DAC Secretariat. What is the DAC?. Forum of 22 major bilateral donors, plus the EC (permanent observers: World Bank, IMF, UNDP)

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Oecd dac project on trade facilitation

OECD/DAC Projecton Trade Facilitation

Caroline Lesser

OECD/DAC Secretariat


What is the dac

What is the DAC?

  • Forum of 22 major bilateral donors, plus the EC (permanent observers: World Bank, IMF, UNDP)

  • Main objective: Improve aid effectiveness and ensure policy coherence for development, through common efforts

  • Main activities: monitoring of aid flows; peer reviews of development policies; sharing of good practices; guidelines.


What is the dac doing in the area of trade facilitation

What is the DAC doing in the area of trade facilitation?

  • Review of past TA/CB for trade facilitation(August - December 2005)

  • Identificationof good practices for strengthening sustainable trade facilitation capacities in developing countries (January - September 2006)

Ensure that programming and delivery of TA/CB for trade facilitation is part of broader dev. strategies and in line with aid effectiveness principles (Paris Declaration)


Oecd dac project on trade facilitation

Why ?

Background: Increase synergies between the OECD’s work on development and its work on trade.

Rationale:

  • Potential contribution to increased competitiveness, development and poverty reduction

  • Significant donor support for TF measures since 2001

  • WTO “July Package” mandate


Oecd dac project on trade facilitation

How?

Methodology for reviewing past TA/CB (phase 1):

  • Statistical analysis of donors’ TA/CB - based on WTO/OECD TCB Database

  • Mapping of donor expertise – based on Database and list of available instruments (e.g. diagnostic tools)

  • Identify factors for “success”of TA/CB and past donor programmes that illustrate effective aid practices


Oecd dac project on trade facilitation

How?

Methodology for identifying good practices for strengthening TF capacities (phase 2):

  • Further elaborate on factors for “success” of TA/CB, through field research and wide consultations;

  • Leverage on existing guidance for TF reform in developing countries (World Bank, OECD, WCO, etc)

  • Investigate the role of the private sector

Identify how donors, developing country officials and the private sector can best work together


Interaction between domestic reforms donor ta cb and private sector initiatives

Interaction between domestic reforms, donor TA/CB and private sector initiatives

Private sector

(in donor and developing

country)

Donors

Developing countries

Strengthened capacity in trade facilitation


Key preliminary results

Key preliminary results

Commitments for TA/CB for TF by main donor

US $ million

Total 383.7

400

Other

300

United Kingdom

27 %

AsDB

200

Total 143.4

Total 125.7

United States

33 %

100

IDA

38 %

60 %

50 %

EC

0

2001

2002

2003

NB: 2002 decrease of IDA contribution due to periodicity of programming cycle.

2003 IDA figures need to be interpreted with caution.

Preliminary results are not for quotation as will be revised soon


Oecd dac project on trade facilitation

Distribution of TA/CB by Income Group

Total 2001-2003

5%

Least Developedcountries (LDCs)

13%

34%

Other Low IncomeCountries

Lower Middle IncomeCountries

33%

European countries intransition

15%

High income developingcountries

NB: LDCs: mainly Afghanistan and Madagascar

Preliminary results are not for quotation as will be revised soon


Bilateral geographical focus

Bilateral geographical focus

No. of activities, 2001-2003

Preliminary results are not for quotation as will be revised soon


Next steps

Next steps

  • The review of TA/CB (phase 1) will be examined by the DAC at the end November 2005;

  • An informal group is steering this project


Oecd dac project on trade facilitation

Thank you!

http://www.oecd.org/dac/trade

http://tcbdb.wto.org (TCB Database)


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