News

May 14, 2019 - Lisa Cornish

What to expect from WTO's 2019 Global Review of Aid for Trade

Global Review 2019

See what lies ahead at the biennial Aid for Trade event in July 2019

April 23, 2019 - Daria Shatskova, Deanna Ramsay

For LDC exporters and EU importers, getting back to origins

Trade policy

Digital system set to streamline procedures for trade from LDCs to the EU

March 08, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

Over 10 years, working with and for trade development in LDCs

Aid for Trade

Addressing trade in its many forms, EIF partnership creating sustainable impacts

February 20, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

Aiming for major trade outcomes, EIF launches Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Aid for Trade

Aligned with the Global Goals, plan has elevated efforts and new targets

October 29, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

EIF's 2017 Annual Report

Aid for Trade

The results of the Enhanced Integrated Framework in 2017

October 26, 2018 - Sainabou Taal

In fast-evolving trade landscape, addressing the structural challenges

Aid for Trade

WTO’s Aid for Trade programme putting a spotlight on LDCs

October 03, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Information on new product requirements for LDCs – now direct to your inbox

Trade facilitation

ePing platform helping countries keep track of assorted requirements, transforming communication and comment

October 03, 2018 - Frans Lammersen, Aussama Bejraoui

What’s going on with Aid for Trade in the Least Developed Countries

Aid for Trade

Funding for aid for trade in LDCs is increasing – find out how much, from who, and where investments are going

September 17, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Minding the gaps between field and marketplace

Agriculture

Strategic alliances and alignments are key to making trade in agriculture work, for all

September 12, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Exploring the agriculture and trade nexus in Africa

Agriculture

A multimedia collection from the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

September 12, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Agriculture and Trade Magazine

Agriculture

In some of the most impoverished countries in the world, agriculture is the backbone of the economy

August 08, 2018 - Justine Namara, Deanna Ramsay

Making ecommerce connections in the Pacific

Ecommerce

Geographical barriers, including isolation from main markets, have resulted in issues for Vanuatu to access international networks and grow its businesses

August 06, 2018 -

Taking trade online

Ecommerce

What do a mountainous landlocked country, a post-war African nation, and three small island developing states have in common?

July 19, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Infographic: Vanuatu eTrade Readiness Assessment

Ecommerce

The Government has shown a strong interest in adopting economic and social policies that can facilitate the development of the Internet economy, of which e-commerce is one segment. Unlocking its potential will also reduce distance to markets, reduce “sealockedness” and enable Vanuatu to leapfrog certain barriers associated with physical trade

July 19, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Infographic: Solomon Islands eTrade Readiness Assessment

Ecommerce

The current low use of ecommerce in Solomon Islands belies significant potential for the sector to grow swiftly and make economic and socioeconomic contributions to the country

June 08, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic, Mbaye Ndiaye

Study provides roadmap for Mauritania’s diversification

Trade policy

A study published two years ago — the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) update — has helped to push forward the Islamic Republic of Mauritania’s reform agenda, by providing a roadmap for how the small African and Arab country can strategically diversify its exports to grow its wealth and reduce poverty

June 07, 2018 - Lynsey Grosfield

Women & Trade Magazine

Women and trade

In this issue: "Samoa's coconuts go global," "Taking female-led businesses from local to global," and "Women at the helm of Senegal's mango industry"

May 14, 2018 - Elena Immambocus

Driving safe trade solutions worldwide

Agriculture

A new book on sanitary and phytosanitary gaps from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) highlights ways to support farmers, processors, traders and governments in developing countries to access global markets

April 25, 2018 - WTO

WTO reports improved notification of preferential rules of origin for Least Developed Countries

Trade policy

Those countries granting preferences to LDC imports often condition the benefits on the imports meeting minimum "LDC content" as set out under their rules of origin schemes

April 18, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Five things to know about Least Developed Countries and ecommerce

Ecommerce

New tech uses present challenges – and a host of opportunities – for the world’s poorest countries 

April 09, 2018 - Lynsey Grosfield

Intra-African trade gets streamlined: What does this mean for Least Developed Countries?

Trade policy

Forty-four African countries have signed on to an African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), twenty-eight of which are among the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

March 09, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

New market creating fresh connections in Lesotho

Agriculture

Just-launched facility offers state-of-the-art services, and promises to boost business

March 08, 2018 - Stacy Corneau

Six key factors in formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining

Environment

Working in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)—informal mining activities carried out using minimal technology or machinery—provides livelihoods for millions of people

March 03, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

Changes needed to Tanzania’s business environment, study says

Trade policy

A new study for Tanzania — the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) update — highlights opportunities for developing and improving trade opportunities for Tanzanian businesses and investors.

February 21, 2018 - Sainabou Taal

Small country, big future: A Trade Policy Review of The Gambia, at-a-glance

Aid for Trade

The WTO's Trade Policy Review of The Gambia, taking place within the first year of the new administration, was an opportune time to reflect on the state of the economy and deliberate on the type of policies and actions that could help the country better participate in global trade

February 17, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Trade for Development News: Launch Edition

Aid for Trade

Download the first print edition of Trade for Development News!

February 13, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

Righting a raw deal for Burkina Faso’s cashew processors

Agriculture

Burkina Faso's cashew sector has been re-made, as a matter of national priority.

January 24, 2018 - UNCTAD

Benin cassava flour makers seek Geographical Indication

Agriculture

Two dozen Beninese women making a unique type of garri flour sign up to a new code of practice to better market their product and boost incomes

January 23, 2018 - ITC News

Comorian vanilla and clove exporters secure financing with ITC help

Agriculture

Project strengthens value chains of vanilla, clove and ylang ylang in the Union of the Comoros Originally posted at ITC News

January 19, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

Coordinating on trade in Vanuatu

Aid for Trade

On 29 May 2012 Willie Luen was preparing to emcee one of the most important meetings of his life. He remembers that the room — a hotel conference room in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanuatu — was so packed with people that the windows were starting to fog up.

November 10, 2017 - UNCTAD

Samoa takes important steps to becoming ecommerce ready

Ecommerce

The Pacific Island nation of Samoa has made considerable progress in recent years in getting businesses and consumers online but still faces challenges before being fully ready to benefit from e-commerce, an UNCTAD and EIF assessment of the country says.

December 21, 2016 -

Cambodia: Trade and promoting equal gender opportunities and empowering women and girls

Women and trade

“My hopes are that in the future, if I can just get support from buyers who order the silk, I will be happy.”

December 20, 2015 -

Zambia: Trade and eco-friendly business solutions

Environment

Laystone, one of Zambia's many local beekeepers, is enthusiastic about the benefits of beekeeping to his livelihood and community. With up to twelve 20-liter buckets per month, his honey harvesting seasons have become very profitable.

November 17, 2015 -

Vanuatu: Trade and services, rehabilitation and promoting cultural heritages

Tourism

"We would like to say thank you for this infrastructure project.

November 17, 2015 -

Nepal: Trade, building sustainable livelihoods, fostering greater competition and managing water conservation

Agriculture

Chandra and her 25 colleagues from her women's association take a break from the day's farming business to hold a meeting on their ginger business prospects and the stiff market competition they face with India's value-added ginger.

November 17, 2015 -

Mali: Fighting to maintain ecosystem balance and halt the advancing Sahara desert

Environment

Oumar isone of the 370,500 people in Mali producing gum arabic, among which 80% (296,400) are women.

May 22, 2014 -

Madagascar Prime Minister asks EIF to boost Madagascar's trading future

Aid for Trade

Madagascar Prime Minister asks EIF to boost Madagascar's trading future 22 May 2014

March 06, 2014 -

Improved trade policies in fish sectors could address gender inequalities

Women and trade

New UNCTAD-EIF study of the fisheries sector in The Gambia shows trade policies have to be inclusive if they are to reduce poverty.