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Abstract

As with any form of contemporary global governance, the impact of the global Aid for Trade Initiative (2006) has been mixed. However, to dismiss it as a failure would be premature. The co‐ordination system established was based on best‐practice techniques of governance in a diverse non‐hierarchical environment, such as the international development community. This form of co‐operation cannot overcome global economic and political asymmetries, but it can be effective in several respects. In particular, the Initiative led to increased funding for AfT and kick‐started a range of initiatives and technical advances; while the monitoring process has evolved significantly to give voice to new actors and issues. Although the future of the AfT Initiative is uncertain, its achievements merit careful consideration.

DOI

10.1111/dpr.12165

Publication Date

2016-07-01

Publication Title

Development Policy Review

Volume

34

Issue

4

First Page

593

Last Page

619

ISSN

0950-6764

Organisational Unit

School of Society and Culture

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