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Technical Cooperation through the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is a multi-donor programme, which assists least-developed countries (LDCs) in their effort to build their productive capacities and play a more active role in the global trading system. The programme is supported by six core partner agencies namely, UNCTAD, ITC, UNDP, IMF,  the World Bank and the WTO, with UNIDO and UNWTO  as an observer agencies.

The main objectives of the EIF are to:

  • Mainstream trade into national development strategies
  • Set up national structure to coordinate the delivery of trade-related technical assistance, and
  • Build capacity to trade, which also includes addressing critical supply-side constraints

Technical assistance activities are tailor-made and demand-driven, and are provided upon request of LDCs or regional organizations.

Main Outputs

  • Advisory services on trade mainstreaming
  • Preparation of Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies (DTIS)
  • Implementation of technical cooperation projects as a follow up to DTIS


28 September 2015Branding strategies using Geographical Indications can help farmers in the poorest countries
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30 June 2015Benin Enhanced Integrated Framework Tier II project to strengthen trade and productive capacities goes operational
26 May 2015Helping Least Developed Countries prepare for WTO Committee on rules of origin
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08 May 2015Mali validates updated Diagnostic Trade Integration Study
10 April 2015Putting trade at the heart of poverty-reduction policies in Africa
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