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Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Promoting Economic Diversification and Empowerment

Publication | July 2019
Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Promoting Economic Diversification and Empowerment

This publication explores how international trade is promoting economic empowerment through the increased participation of women and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

It highlights the roles of services and digital connectivity in facilitating diversification and inclusive economic transformation. The report examines recent trends in aid for trade in Asia and the Pacific and how it can do more to boost inclusive growth.

Contents 

  • Highlights
  • Introduction
  • Regional Trends
  • Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment
  • Integrated Support for Small Firms Promotes Inclusive Growth
  • The Digital Economy, Diversification and Empowerment
  • Conclusion: The Rational for Targeted Interventions
  • References