About the EIF: The programme is currently helping 47 LDCs worldwide and two recently graduated countries, supported by a multi-donor trust fund, the EIF Trust Fund, with contributions from 23 donors. EIF graduating LDCs can also continue to access EIF funding for an additional three years after they graduate. A high-level pledging event in 2007 set a funding target of US$250 million over five years – and both additional and ongoing contributions are being sought.
About the EIF: The EIF programme creates a genuine partnership among all EIF stakeholders to show results on the ground. Working in close cooperation are donors, six core partner agencies, observer agencies, the Executive Secretariat (ES) and the Trust Fund Manager (TFM) and other development partners supporting LDCs' own drive to use trade as a development tool.
About the EIF: The EIF is fully operational since July 2009 and has a renewed focus on results, accountability, stronger donor coordination and governance with LDCs in the driving seat.