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Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development Inaugural Report 2016

Monitoring Commitments and Actions - Addis Ababa Action Agenda

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The Inter-Agency Task Force Report will assess progress in the seven action areas of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, such as (i) domestic public resources; (ii) domestic and international private business and finance; (iii) international development cooperation; (iv) international trade as an engine for development; (v) debt sustainability; (vi) addressing systemic issues; and (vii) science, technology, innovation and capacity building. The 2016 report lays out the commitments contained in the Addis Agenda in a systematic manner, and presents options for monitoring these commitments. The report primarily targets Member States, particularly policymakers from ministries of finance, trade, foreign affairs and development cooperation, as well as central banks, local authorities, regulators and parliaments.

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Chapter 2D. International trade as an engine for development

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda acknowledges that international trade is an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction. It notes that, with appropriate supporting policies, infrastructure and an educated work force, trade can also help to realize productive employment, decent work, women’s empowerment and food security, as well as a reduction in inequality, among other objectives.

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