World Bank Seeks to Address Gaps in Aid For Trade Research, Data

The World Bank is calling for a new partnership that will address research and data gaps on the effectiveness of aid for trade in least developed countries.

“The Bank is ready to forge a new partnership on research and data focused on trade and the LDCs,” said World Bank Managing Director Mahmoud Mohieldin at the conclusion of a high-level workshop on aid for trade held in Geneva, as quoted in a Dec. 13 World Bank press release. “We are ready to work with the United Nations, other institutions, and especially our partners in least developed countries – researchers, government, and the private sector - in advancing this idea.”

The partnership will build on the Open Data, Open Knowledge and Open Solutions initiative that was launched by World Bank President Robert Zoellick in September, according to a news release from the bank.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.