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Regional workshop on Promoting intraregional trade, investment and connectivity through bankable Aid for Trade projects – Addressing developmental needs with effective Aid for Trade projects

17-18 April 2013
Kathmandu, Nepal
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
The workshop will contribute to building capacity in area of formulation of bankable Aid for Trade projects in particular those which could improve subregional or inter-subregional trade and connectivity in Asia and the Pacific. Furthermore, the workshop will strengthen the understanding of how Aid for Trade projects can impact development, and how an improved measuring of these impacts could positively contribute to the bankability and appeal of Aid for Trade projects.
Session 1

Introducing the UN Development Account 7th Tranche project on Aid for Trade
Mia Mikic, Chief, Trade Policy and Analysis Section, Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP

Session 2

Addressing development needs with effective Aid for Trade projects
Sirisamphanh Vorachith, Director General, Planning and Cooperation Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR

ROK’s Aid for Trade policy towards Asia-Pacific developing partners
Jun Ho Shin, Expert, Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP

Session 3

Key Constraints to Regional Integration: Operationalizing the agenda for Regional Cooperation in South Asia
Biplove Choudhary, UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Thailand

Session 4

Aligning Aid for Trade projects with national development strategies - Links between Enhanced Integrated Framework and Aid for Trade: The Case of Viet Nam
Vu Quoc Huy, Viet Nam National University

Session 5

Defining successful and effective Aid for Trade projects: An introduction to bankability
Teemu Puutio, ESCAP

Session 6

Managing aid for trade and development results
Frans Lammersen, OECD

Session 9

Effectiveness of Aid for Trade: Lessons from the Philippines
Ma. Joy Abrenica, The University of the Philippines
Tentative programme
Provisional list of participants
Ms. Mia Mikic
Trade Policy and Analysis Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: [email protected]

Last updated: 29 April 2013

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