21 Feb 2017, ODI

Services data priorities: trade, Aid for Trade and government procurement

Essay by Anirudh Shingal published in online compendium Trade in services and economic transformation: a new development policy priority, edited by Bernard Hoekman (EUI) and Dirk te Velde (ODI).

Abstract: The promotion of economic transformation and economy-wide productivity and employment effects in services requires the availability of reliable and consistent data on at least the macro dimensions of services – output, employment, trade – to enable successful monitoring of any aid efforts towards this end. This essay discusses current services data availability and priorities for improvement.

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