Economic Paper Series

Towards a Quantitative Assessment of Aid for Trade

Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents quantitative evidence of the effectiveness of aid for trade, the initiative to promote development by providing resources targeted at boosting involvement in international trade by developing countries. This work suggests which types of aid for trade measures are likely to be particularly effective.

Quantifying Aid for Trade

Contibutors: Liz Turner
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Using Tanzania as a case study this book shows how different definitions of Aid for Trade lead to different estimates of the amount being delivered. It suggests an alternative simple and practical methodology for recipient countries to classify and quantify it.

Reform of International Institutions

Publication date: 1 January 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines three sets of major international institutions: the UN, the World Bank and IMF, and institutions concerned with international environmental governance. This book argues that global concerns have outgrown the existing system and an effective response requires serious multilateral co-operation.

Effectiveness of Aid for Trade in Small and Vulnerable Economies

Publication date: 15 March 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This Economic Paper presents the first analyses of the use and effectiveness of Aid for Trade (AfT), the initiative to help developing countries boost their involvement in the global economy. It examines the extent to which SVEs have been able to access AfT funds and to what extent this assistance has helped them to improve their trade performance.

The Emerging Debt Problems of Small States

Contibutors: Dinesh Dodhia
Publication date: 1 April 2008
Format: Paperback

Examines the history of indebtedness, its likely causes in different economies, and prospects for dealing with the debt problem. This book argues that there is a need for a comprehensive international framework to deal with it, covering fiscal discipline in small states themselves, and improved debt recording and debt management.

Fairer Fishing?

Publication date: 1 February 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Considers the likely effects on African, Caribbean and Pacific countries of the European Union's Directive on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, planned to be implemented from 2010.

Finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Caribbean

Contibutors: Erwin E Brewster
Publication date: 1 September 2006
Format: Paperback

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are seen as the engine of economic growth and employment creation in the Caribbean, as in other parts of the world. This study explores the difficulties such enterprises have in accessing long-term financing and how these could be overcome.

Gender Impacts of Revenue Collection in India

Contibutors: Nirmala Banerjee
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

By highlighting the relative effects of changes in taxation policy on men and on women through a case study from India, this title helps to raise awareness of gender among those responsible for planning the tax system, in India and elsewhere.

Gender Impacts of Revenue Collection in Uganda

Contibutors: Nite Tanzarn
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents revenue and tax system in Uganda, a country that has moved from analysis to action in gender responsive budgeting. This book shows policy-makers in ministries of finance worldwide how government revenue collection practices affect men and women differently, and how to build an awareness of gender into financial policy.

The Global Financial Crisis and Trade Prospects in Small States

Publication date: 1 June 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This is the first study to look at the trade effects on small states of the current global slowdown. Export industries in these countries have been affected at least as much as those of other developing countries. The authors suggest a number of policy responses for governments of small states which may help to address the issues that arise.