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Strengthening Accountability in Aid for Trade

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At a time when aid budgets are under pressure and scrutiny, there is a need to improve accountability. This is especially true in the case of aid for trade, which has become an increasingly important priority in development co-operation.   Strengthening Accountability in Aid for Trade looks at what the trade and development community needs to know about aid-for-trade results, what past evaluations of programmes and projects reveal about trade outcomes and impacts, and how the trade and development community could improve the performance of aid for trade interventions.

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Getting results in aid for trade

Setting targets and using performance indicators

This chapter addresses the challenge of designing effective results chains that connect individual project objectives with more strategic, long-term development outcomes and explores ways to enhance performance management of aid for trade by adopting a system of ‘managing for development results.’ In particular, it suggests potential benefits of harmonising different results measurement systems in aid for trade. The aim is to arrive at a performance management system that would be considered feasible and sustainable. It would ideally be embedded in the results framework of all those programmes which fall under the umbrella of the Aid-for- Trade Initiative. In concluding, the chapter makes a case for establishing a manageable number of aid-for-trade indicators to measure results at the country level.

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