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Aid for Trade: An Investment-Benefit Road Map from South Asia

dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:07:22Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:07:22Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/75
dc.description.abstractAid for Trade came to prominence just over a decade ago at the launch of the World Trade Organization's Doha Round. With its focus on helping least developed countries and economies escape the poverty trap, it aims to strengthen their capabilities to meet market demand and to reduce supply-side constraints such as a lack of trade infrastructure. In accordance with that objective, this report lays out an applied framework for prioritizing potential trade-related interventions and investments according to the expected strength of their combined economic impacts. Along the way, and for the first time, the economic geography of northeastern South Asia has been comprehensively mapped. Computer-driven modeling provides a dynamic portrayal of the economic geography that is a resource for decision makers (and investors). By bringing to light new avenues yielding very high economic benefits for investment and reforms, the framework can give guidance for undertaking trade improvements under Aid for Trade on pilot projects within a national setting, between neighbors or spread to partners further afield. In all cases, the endeavor is the same: expressed in the metaphor of hard investment, it is to build bridges to export markets so that people in the economic periphery have a better opportunity to take poverty off their own maps.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleAid for Trade: An Investment-Benefit Road Map from South Asia
dc.typeBooks
dc.subject.expertTrade Facilitation
dc.subject.expertTrade
dc.subject.expertEconomic integration
dc.subject.expertRegional Economic Integration
dc.subject.adbEconomic planning
dc.subject.adbEconomic structure
dc.subject.adbGrowth policy
dc.subject.adbTrade relations
dc.subject.naturalRegional economics
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalSuccess in business
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeTrade
oar.themeEconomics
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.themeSmall Medium Business
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryNepal
dc.identifier.printisbn978-92-9254-254-2
dc.identifier.pdfisbn978-92-9254-255-9
oar.identifierOAR-000047
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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