Germany commits fresh funding to Enhanced Integrated Framework
On 17 December 2019, the Government of Germany announced an additional commitment of EUR 1.3 million to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF).
Amid slowing global growth, six countries announce nearly US$13 million to support trade in the world’s poorest countries
GENEVA – 3 JULY 2019 – The world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are home to more than one billion people. Yet, their collective share of global trade is less than one percent.
New initiative aims at transforming economic lives of women in Least Developed Countries
TOKYO – 23 MARCH 2019 – Across the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), women continue to face constraints that limit their participation in trade.
New project aims at increased exports for Lao PDR’s businesses
LUANG PRABANG – 11 MARCH 2019 – Lao PDR’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have officially launched a new effort to increase the country’s exports and support investments in business development.
GTPA partners with the EIF Programme as part of Africa eCommerce Week
The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) is delighted to partner with the EIF Programme on a session focussed on building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy as part of Africa e
EIF address at the launch event of the Vanuatu National Single Window Project and the eTrade Readiness Assessment
Launching of these specific initiatives demonstrates the progressive vision of Vanuatu to stimulate the economy and leverage opportunities through international trade for delivering growth and development
Strategic partnership for trade development: The EIF and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Often, the Pacific seems very far. With these new partnerships, we are cutting the distance to ensure that trade-led development brings tangible benefits to the people in the Pacific, including women and youth.
Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration
Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce
Inclusive trade action for LDCs needed now, say LDC representatives
Their Call to Action affirms the role of trade as an engine for sustainable growth, reinforces the importance of the multilateral trading system and commits to inclusive trade policies
EIF hosting forum on inclusive trade for Least Developed Countries
At the WTO from 13-14 June, the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is convening its first Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), with representatives from more than 40 of the 51 LDCs and recent graduates coming together to act on trade
Lesotho opens horticultural market centre to boost business for farmers
(MASERU/GENEVA) March 9, 2018 – The Kingdom of Lesotho is continuing to invest in agro-processing for its farmers: A brand new horticultural market centre will allow them to better preserve their fruits and vegetables and receive prompt payments for their products.
WTO issues call for papers for 2018 Essay Award for Young Economists
The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2018 WTO Essay Award. The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.
Launch of news portal to raise awareness of trade development in Least Developed Countries
The world’s 47 poorest countries are home to 13% of the global population, but account for only 1% of global trade. With the launch of a new portal entitled Trade for Development News, the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is angling to provide a voice for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on their successes, challenges and ways forward in tackling a US$92.9 billion trade gap.
ITFC and EIF join forces in supporting the Least Developed Countries
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), a programme focused on supporting the Least Developed Countries' (LDCs) capacity to trade, signed a Memorandum of Understanding
Ethiopia hosts workshop to help the region’s poorest countries
The Federal Republic of Ethiopia is hosting a four-day workshop from 31 January to 3 February 2017
Maldives: A trade and investment pathway for post-graduation
The Maldives has unique challenges due to its recent graduation from least developed country (LDC) status in 2011, and the resulting loss of trade preferences that it had been accorded as an LDC.
The EIF partnership welcomes Somalia as its 50th beneficiary country
The Federal Republic of Somalia has become the 50th country to join the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), the only Aid for Trade programme entirely dedicated to LDCs and recently graduated countries.
The EIF partnership commends Myanmar's swift progress in programme implementation
Myanmar is making rapid strides in the implementation of the EIF programme
WTO Members bid farewell to Ms Dorothy Tembo and welcome Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari as new EIF Executive Director as the programme keeps growing and delivering on the ground
WTO Member states officially welcomed the new EIF Executive Director Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari and expressed their deep appreciation to the outgoing Executive Director, Ms Dorothy Tembo
Norway contributes 19.5 million Kroner to build sustainable trade foundations in Least Developed Countries
Norway contributes 19.5 million Kroner to build sustainable trade foundations in Least Developed Countries 31 October 2012
Spain gives €1 million to support Least Developed Countries to develop trade
The Government of Spain is contributing €1 million to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) programme and increasing its commitment to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) realize their trade potential, offering a route out of poverty towards sustainable development for communities
Turkey gives US$1 million to help poorest countries trade out of poverty
The Republic of Turkey is supporting the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) by contributing US$1 million to help the world’s poorest countries make gains from global trade and provide a route out of poverty