Global Advocacy - ADB

Global Advocacy - ADB

Information dated: 2017

Fahad KHAN (for Aid for Trade)


Regional Cooperation and Integration Division (ERCI)

Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Tel: +632 632 4456

Fax: +632 636 2183

E-mail: fkhan [at] adb.org

Policy advocacy

ADB acts as a facilitator in trade and investment policy dialogue at regional and subregional forums and supports capacity building. Since the launch of the WTO led Aid for Trade initiative in 2005, Aid for Trade has been an important part of ADB’s support for regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific. ADB also helps coordinate the many players—including donors, recipients, and development partners—of aid for trade.

As the main organizer of the Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation forum, ADB bring together various stakeholder including policy makers and the private sector to discuss the role of trade facilitation as an important component of a comprehensive strategy for national and regional development.

ADB also supports various regional policy forums, such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); ASEAN plus the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ASEAN+3); the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation; the Asia-Europe Meeting; the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC); and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC).