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International Trade Working Paper

The International Trade Working Paper series promptly documents and disseminates reviews, analytical work and think-pieces to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to stimulate debates and discussions on issues that are of interest to developing countries in general and Commonwealth members in particular. The issues considered in the papers may be evolving in nature, leading to further work and refinement at a later stage.

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Aid for Trade in the Services Sector

Capacity-building and Facilitation in the Services Sector in Small States and LDCs

This paper proposes the effective use of Aid for Trade (AfT) programmes as one possible means of addressing some of the challenges faced by LDCs and small states in the services sector. It examines possible ways to enhance the capacity and competitiveness of small states and LDCs in developing their services sectors via greater integration into the global trade regime, by utilising the strengths of AfT. The key to optimising AfT in the services sector requires a focus on technology.

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Keywords: information technology, Aid for Trade, Least Developed Countries, services sector
JEL: L81: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Services / Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce; O19: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations; O14: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology; L88: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Services / Industry Studies: Services: Government Policy
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