Field Detail
Code MDG-8.9
MDG code MDG-8.9
Name ODA to build trade capacity (%)
Definition Proportion of ODA provided to help build trade capacity
Calculation/Formula Official development assistance to help build trade capacity / Total ODA x 100
Unit of Measure %
Assumptions Activities to help build trade capacity enhance the ability of the recipient country: To formulate and implement a trade development strategy and create an enabling environment for increasing the volume and value-added of exports, diversifying export products and markets and increasing foreign investment to generate jobs and trade; To stimulate trade by domestic firms and encourage investment in trade-oriented industries; To participate in the benefit from the institutions, negotiations and processes that shape national trade policy and the rules and practices of international commerce. Those activities are further classified by the First Joint WTO/OECD Report on Trade-Related Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building (2002) under two main categories: trade policy and regulations (divided into nineteen subcategories) and trade development (divided into six subcategories); Donors differ in defining what constitutes a single “activity”. Some donors split individual activities into components in order to obtain detailed data on aid allocated to each subcategory. Others classify the whole activity under the most relevant subcategory. For some donors, the number of records in the database is larger than the actual number of activities;
Preferred Data Sources OECD/DAC Secretariat
Primary Data Collection System Survey - International Agency / Global Monitoring
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme SDP
Numerator Official development assistance to help build trade capacity
Denominator Total ODA
Factor x 100
Unit %
Other Metadata Link http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx