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  • Building Capacity to Trade: What Are the Priorities?
Author
  • Henri-Bernard Solignac Lecomte
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • The Doha Declaration stresses the “important role” of “well targeted, sustainably financed technical assistance and capacity-building programmes”. It dedicates a whole section to them, and reiterates the commitment of its membership to help the weakest among them participate effectively in the multilateral trade system. What does this mean in practice? What exactly is the purpose of “trade capacity building” (TCB)? Who should provide this assistance and how? Is it all gain for developing countries, or does it entail risks? As more and more funds are earmarked for TCB, often for the benefit of countries with very low absorption capacity, recipients and donors need clear answers to these questions. Based on a recent review of trade capacity building projects administered in African and Caribbean countries, and on recent analytical work in Eastern Africa, this paper attempts to provide some elements of response2 ... La déclaration de Doha insiste sur le « rôle important » d’une « assistance technique bien ciblée et durablement financée et de programmes de renforcement des capacités ». Elle leur consacre une section entière et renouvelle l’engagement de ses pays membres à aider les plus pauvres d’entre eux à participer efficacement au système commercial multilatéral. Quelles sont les implications pratiques de cette déclaration ? Quel est l’objectif précis du « renforcement des capacités commerciales » ( trade capacity building - TCB) ? Qui doit fournir l’assistance et selon quelles modalités ? Les résultats seront-ils totalement positifs pour les pays en développement ou bien comportent-ils des risques ? A mesure que davantage de fonds sont consacrés au TCB, au profit le plus souvent de pays ayant de très faibles capacités d’absorption, les bénéficiaires et les bailleurs doivent apporter des réponses claires à ces questions. A partir d’un examen récent des projets de renforcement des capacités ...
  • RePEc:oec:devaaa:223-en
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