AEIR 2023

Aid for Trade Global Review 2022: Empowering Connected Sustainable Trade

ADB-organized sessions


The Aid for Trade Global Review 2022, which will take place from 27 to 29 July both in-person and virtually, will discuss the role of Aid for Trade in supporting women’s economic empowerment, digital connectivity, and how environmentally sustainable development can contribute to the desired development outcomes. ADB, in coordination with the World Trade Organization, is organizing two virtual sessions.

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Session 8: Aid For Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Leveraging Trade and Digital Agreements for Sustainable Development

27 July 2022 |10:30 am-11:30 am (Central European Time)

While post-COVID-19 recovery has begun, it is fragile and uneven. The report recommends ways to refocus and modernize aid for trade so it reflects new economic and trade realities including the risk of global value chains disruptions, preference erosion, the emergence of new digital technologies, and the rising need for regional cooperation. By supporting governments designing, negotiating and implementing forward looking trade and digital policies, aid for trade can reduce vulnerability, strengthen resilience, foster economic growth, and help developing Asia meet its sustainable development goals.

Contacts:

  • Pramila Crivelli
    Economist, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department,
    Asian Development Bank

    Email: pcrivelli@adb.org
  • Shawn Tan
    Senior Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department,
    Asian Development Bank

    Email: swtan@adb.org
  • Paulo Rodelio Marquez. Halili
    Senior Economics Officer, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department,
    Asian Development Bank

    Email: phalili@adb.org
  • Pia Asuncion P. Tenchavez
    Senior Operations Assistant, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department,
    Asian Development Bank

    Email: ptenchavez@adb.org

Session 8 Agenda

Session 30: Advancing Digital Services Trade in Asia and the Pacific

28 July 2022 |10:30 am-11:30 am (Central European Time)

This session presented the main results of the Asian Economic Integration Report 2022 theme chapter on advancing digital services trade in Asia and the Pacific. It brought together leading experts to discuss how digitalization and the pandemic are driving digital services trade and ways on how regional cooperation and structural reforms can help Asian economies unlock this potential.

Contacts:

  • Pia Asuncion P. Tenchavez
    Senior Operations Assistant, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank
    Email: ptenchavez@adb.org

Session 30 Agenda

Agenda:

Day 1 – Wednesday, 27 July 2022toggle

Session 8: Aid For Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Leveraging Trade and Digital Agreements for Sustainable Development



Day 2 – Thursday, 28 July 2022toggle

Session 30: Advancing Digital Services Trade in Asia and the Pacific




Video recordings:

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Session 8:

Session 30: