Multi-Partner Trust Fund


Established in: May 2016


  • Effective operationalization of joint programmes at the global, regional and country level.

  • Develop analyses and policy recommendations.

  • Supporting the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

  • Coordination of activities in three thematic areas: Trade and Employment, Trade Facilitation, Trade and Global Value Chains.




Contribution to SDGs

Target 17.11: "Significantly increasing the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries' share of global exports by 2020"

The work of the Cluster contribute to the SDG 17 on the Global Partnership aiming at promoting a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization" under three thematic areas:

The Cluster is proposing the development of a coherent policy framework that creates jobs using trade as an essential instrument.

To achieve that exports support a high share of employment creation a wide range of coordinated activities in the areas of sectoral and industrial development, investment (both domestic and foreign) promotion, skill strategies development (both in domestic and export sectors), trade and market access mainstreaming (including trade related regulations and voluntary standards), corporate social responsibility and social protection are conducted.

Download: Trade and Employment

The Cluster is proposing systemic capacity-building focusing on entire value chains from primary production through processing to trade.

This would include in particular policy and value chain governance, sector business environment, investment and technology transfer, quality and standards compliance, productivity, innovation, value addition, trade logistics, as well as related financial and other trade support services.

Download: Trade and Value Chain Development

On trade facilitation, the work of the Cluster is a mirror of the national inter-agency collaboration, which is necessary for practically all measures of trade facilitation.

It will directly contribute to the article 23 of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force on March 2017.

Download: Trade Facilitation


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