Benin
Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2005
DTIS update 2015
WTO accession 1996

In Benin, EIF developed an action plan in coordination with local stakeholders and development partners aimed at fostering trade integration and trade-related capacity building. EIF is supporting the country to incorporate these priorities in its Poverty Reduction Strategy and National Trade Development Strategy.

Targeted support in key sectors such as pineapple, shea almond and cashew is enhancing women’s involvement in economic life and strengthening the country's trade by promoting and diversifying its exports.

MOU 19/09/11
Budget 1'499'991
End date 30/09/18

EIF and the Government of Benin worked to better integrate the country into the global trading system by strengthening institutional abilities to develop and implement trade strategies and policies.

Results:

  • Priorities identified in the DTIS Update and Action Matrix incorporated into Benin’s Poverty Reduction Strategy 2016-2020.
  • Trade integrated in sectoral strategies on agriculture, industry, tourism and transport.
  • 45 female hyacinth entrepreneurs received management training, with 22 trained in product diversification.
MOU 31/12/14
Budget 2'999'089
End date 31/12/18

With the goal to reduce poverty by strengthening the production, commercial and exporting capacities of Beninese companies, EIF is providing technical assistance to SMEs in the pineapple, shea almond and cashew sectors.

Results:

  • 35 managers from trade support institutions and the private sector participated in an ITC-led training covering tools for discovering and managing export markets.
  • 5 training modules on trade integration, negotiation, competition, rules of origin and market access developed.
  • Benin has a 'green pineapple' label to improve competitiveness in export markets.
  • 45 producers received trainings on traceability system to enable company certifications.
  • Benin Matrice d'Action / Action Matrix (2005)

    English French
  • Benin Etude Diagnostique d'Intégration au Commerce (EDIC) / Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) (2005)

    English French
  • Benin Growth Strategy for Poverty Reduction (April 2007)

    English
  • Progress Report on the Growth Strategy for Poverty Reduction (August 2007)

    English
  • Benin Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2011)

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  • Benin DTIS Update (2015)

    French

Jean-Bernard Favi
EIF Focal Point (Directeur général, Direction générale du commerce Ministère de l'Industrie du Commerce et de l'Artisanat Cotonou)
jbfavi1@gmail.com

Euloge Houngbo
NIU Coordinator (National Coordinator - Ministry of Industry and Trade - Directorate General for Trade)
elohim.agbakou2@gmail.com

David Quenum
EIF Donor Facilitator (Embassy of The Netherlands in Cotonou)
cot@minbuza.nl