Scientific Monitoring of the Evaluation of the Austrian Foreign Trade Strategy 2018

The newly formulated Foreign Trade Strategy 2018 forms the basis for Austria's foreign trade policy in the coming years. The evaluation of the strategy will be scientifically accompanied by WIFO. WIFO advises on the development of a suitable database as well as on the definition of measures to assess the achievement of objectives and the success of implementation at the individual measure (or measure clusters). Based on a set of macroeconomic indicators to be developed, a qualitative overall assessment is made as to whether the objectives and measures of the Foreign Trade Strategy 2018 can support desired structural changes at macroeconomic level.