Under the Integrated Framework (IF), Cabo Verde undertook a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) in September 2007. The DTIS, "Cape Verde's Insertion in the Global Economy" was completed and validated in December 2008.
In December 2007, Cabo Verde graduated from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category, and following the EIF Board Decision on Graduating Countries in 2010, the EIF continued to support Cabo Verde to integrate into the global trading system. Cabo Verde's graduation from LDC status (the only African country with graduating status) occurred against the backdrop of an unfavorable global financial and economic scenario, and declining external assistance from development partners. In this context, the EIF has continued dialogue with the Government to assess the state of play in the DTIS Action Matrix implementation, and, to identify additional areas of support by the EIF.
In 2012, Cabo Verde undertook an entirely country led DTIS Update (DTISU) that was validated in May 2013 with significant political buy-in. The DTIS Update validation workshop was attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Culture, and Tourism, Industry and Energy.