Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

for trade-related assistance for Least Developed Countries (LDC)

EIF is a multi-donor programme, which supports LDCs to be more active players in the global trading system by helping them tackle supply-side constraints to trade.

In this way, the programme works towards a wider goal of promoting economic growth and sustainable development and helping to lift more people out of poverty.

About EIF

About the EIF: The programme is currently helping 46 LDCs worldwide and three 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. The funding target of US$250 million over five years set by the high-level pledging event in 2007 has been met, though additional contributions are being sought to continue with programme implementation.

About the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

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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.

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