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Working Papers

Relevance of UNIDO Services to the Responses to the WTO Questionnaire in Document G/TBT/W/178. 2005

Based on the WTO’s Survey Questionnaire for the purpose of assisting developing countries in the identification and prioritization of relevant infrastructure requirements, the paper draws a parallel between TBT-related technical assistance needs and the corresponding UNIDO technical cooperation activities.

Establishment of National Capability Providing Instrumentation Support Services: Case Study. 2005

The limited quantity and large variety of measuring instruments in developing countries cannot provide enough technical work to justify the establishment of the efficient service stations needed by the individual manufacturers. However, the wide variety of the equipment and instruments being used by the various institutions in developing countries limits their capabilities and the capacity to maintain and repair them. The instruments are also a sizeable part of the national wealth...

Debt Swaps: A New Opportunity to Finance Trade Capacity-Building. The Project UNIDO-Italy-Egypt. 2003

The paper aims to provide elements for discussion the possibility of using debt conversion mechanisms to finance trade-related technical assistance and capacity building (TRTA/CB). The current experience of UNIDO for the Egypt project, in linking debt swaps and TRTA/CB, specifically in assistance to developing countries to overcome possible TBT/SPS is presented, showing its feasiblity and possible replication in other developing countries.

Laboratory Accreditation in Developing Economies: Tested Once - Accepted Everywhere. 2003

It was developed as a joint publication between the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and UNIDO, to prepare laboratory accreditation bodies in developing countries for participation in the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements. The reasons why an accreditation body might be established and some background into its essential operational requirements are addressed, in order to facilitate decisions by policy makers in the field of accreditation...