2007:2 Review of Sida Support to Trade in Light of International Experience

Jens Andersson
Serier – UTV Working PaperDescription:
Pre-study for a possible evaluation of Sida’s trade-related assistance / The objective of the report is to set the stage for a possible evaluation of Sida's trade-related assistance (TRA) by providing a broad orientation of Sida's TRA from an international perspective. Sida's annual disbursements of TRA more than doubled between 2000 and 2006. Sida does not have a large bilateral portfolio on TRA, instead the portfolio is dominated by contributions to international organisations and programmes and projects implemented by the Swedish resource base. There are a number of evaluation issues that are worth exploring further in terms of experiences from areas related to trade, instruments used by Sida's TRA and integration of trade into Sida's overall activities.