Overview – Development Cooperation and Trade Reform
Agricultural policy reform will lead to winners and losers among developing countries. When the losers include the most vulnerable countries and communities, there is an important role for development cooperation assistance in maximising the gains and minimising the pains of agricultural trade reform.
Trends in Agricultural Aid explores the effectiveness of development assistance efforts, examining trends in overall aid, trends in agricultural aid, as well as presenting the case for a renewed focus on agricultural aid.
Building Capacity to Trade focuses on building links between trade policy reform and development assistance as a mechanism for enabling developing countries to avail themselves of the opportunities provided by a more integrated global economy.
Adjustment Assistance and Compensation addresses the important coherence role that development assistance plays and examines existing adjustment initiatives, social safety nets and compensation for preference erosion.
One of the most important elements in donor countries’ assistance programmes is Food Aid. The provision of food aid is examined, along with the possible adverse side effects to recipient and donor countries.