News

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 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

Rin keeps the spinning loom going at a steady pace, expertly adjusting the thread, her blue and gold patterned skirt gathered under her stool, and looks around contentedly. There are the mulberry plots and cocoons in storage. It looks different from when her grandparents started.

April 06, 2016 -

EIF Executive Director briefs LDC Ambassadors and Heads of Delegation at WTO LDC Consultative Group Meeting

Trade Policy

6 April 2016 The EIF Executive Director, Mr Ratnakar Adhikari, provided an update today during the Least Developed Countries' (LDCs) Consultative Group meeting attended by Geneva-based WTO Ambassadors and Heads of Delegation.