HC Deb 04 December 2002 vol 395 c856W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans she has to increase aid for trade-related capacity building. [83362]

Clare Short

In November 20011 announced a further £20 million package of support to trade-related capacity building bringing the total commitment since 1998 to £37.8 million. In 2003–04 DFID will focus our trade-related capacity building on four key objectivesDeveloping countries' effective participation in negotiations and rule making Mainstreaming trade into national development plans and country poverty reduction strategies Building sustainable country-level capacity to make good pro-poor trade policy and promote the participation and representation of poor people in trade policy dialogue Developing the supply-side response to take advantage of market access opportunities.

We will focus in particular on DFID's Africa Trade and Poverty Programme and the Integrated Framework.

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