Aid for Trade Report 2017
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Aid for Trade (AfT) seeks to support developing countries as they strengthen trade capacity and infrastructure. As the World Trade Organization’s main institutional counterpart for AfT in LAC, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) remains committed to supporting the Initiative’s implementation in key areas. The results achieved through AfT so far provide a valuable set of lessons for future countries’ and IDB interventions. The Bank will continue leveraging complementary actions in the software (policy and regulatory reforms) and hardware (infrastructure investments) of integration in order to enhance the LAC region’s competitiveness, access foreign markets, and unleash the potential of inclusive integration and trade as an engine for growth, development, and further poverty reduction.