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Regional Expert Dialogue on Aid for Trade –
Monitoring the Effectiveness and Development Impact of Aid for Trade

18-19 November 2013
Bangkok, Thailand
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
The expert dialogue dedicated to the study and discussion of recent developments in the area of Aid for Trade. The goal of the meeting is to build upon the results of the DA7 project and to use and disseminate recent research findings and empirical experiences of how the effectiveness and development impact of Aid for Trade projects can be monitored.

Introducing the UN Development Account project on Aid for Trade
Mia Mikic, TID, ESCAP

Session 3

Case study: Sri Lanka
Chandana Karunaratne, Research Officer, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

Lead-in to session on conducting robust impact assessments of Aid for Trade projects
Teemu Alexander Puutio, ESCAP

Case study: Viet Nam
Huy Quoc Vu, Dean, Faculty of Development Economics, Viet Nam National University

Session 4

Case study: Bangladesh
Mohammad Farhad, Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute

Case study: Nepal
Puspa Sharma, Research Director, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economic and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal

Revisiting Aid for Trade Initiative in Bangladesh
Tapas Kumar Paul, Department of Economics, Independent University, Bangladesh

Session 5

Policy Advocacy for Trade Protection An Empirical Investigation of Indian Manufacturing
Amrita Saha, Department of Econominc Jubilee, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Case study: Trade Flow and Determinants of Trade Intensity in South Asian Region
Pradeepa Dembatapitiya, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Session 7

Lessons from the 4th Global Aid for Trade Review and next steps
Frans Lammersen, OECD/DCD

The 4th Global Review
Frans Lammersen
List of participants
Information note for participants
Ms. Mia Mikic
Trade Policy and Analysis Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: [email protected]

Last updated: 6 December 2013

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