According to ADB website, the proposed TA will further enhance awareness of the benefits of trade facilitation among all stakeholders, provide a platform to share trade facilitation practices and knowledge among countries, improve capacities to introduce and implement trade policy reforms through the conduct of forums and meetings and training provision, and improve understanding and monitoring of trade facilitation by the conduct of a research study. It will build on past and present ADB interventions on trade facilitation by choosing topics and areas of study where additional work is needed such as looking at areas where trade facilitation can contribute to attaining sustainable development goals, studying previously employed methodologies and assessing their suitability, constructing a trade facilitation index for better monitoring, and assessing the impact on FDI, poverty reduction, and economic growth.
Project Officer: Kim, Kijin
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.
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