WTO accession
25 October 1995
Population
10,221,808
Per capita growth rate (%)
-0.7
WB Ease of Doing Business rank
178
Share of international non-oil trade (%)
0.813
Value of non-oil goods traded (in US$ million)
550
Logistics performance Index (LPI)
2.6
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

Guinea undertook preparations for the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) in 2002. The DTIS and Action Matrix were completed and validated by the Government in December 2003. The DTIS Action Matrix recommendations led to the creation of three Integrated Framework (IF) Window II projects. These included: enhancing of capacities for an effective participation of Guinea in multilateral trade negotiations implemented by UNCTAD; development and export promotion of Guinea's agricultural products, targeting pineapple and chilli producers; and enhancing Guinea's export development institutions, implemented by ITC.

 

The DTIS Action Matrix recommendations were also incorporated into the second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP II) in the pillar dealing with accelerating growth. In December 2006, Guinea presented a revised version of the DTIS Action Matrix.

Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)

Under the EIF, Guinea is implementing its Tier 1 'Support to National Implementation Arrangements (NIAs)' project that was approved by the EIF Board in October 2011.  The Tier 1 project seeks to strengthen the Ministry of Trade’s institutional and human resources capacity, including the NIAs, to facilitate trade mainstreaming, coordinated delivery of Aid for Trade (AfT) and implementation of priority projects from the DTIS Action Matrix.

Guinea’s DTIS Update (DTISU) was approved in March 2013 and is implemented by the World Bank. The objective of the DTISU is to review the recommendations of the 2003 DTIS towards effective implementation of trade policy reform. The DTISU will also support the implementation of the inclusive growth agenda under the PRSP III. As a result, trade policy reform is expected to contribute to sustainable growth and poverty alleviation through the strengthening of trade linkages between the domestic private sector and global supply chains, offering ultimately opportunities for economic diversification and efficient allocation of resources.

The mango value chain development project, Guinea's Tier 2 project was approved by the EIF Board in November 2013. The project aims to increase the revenue of actors in the sector, particularly small producers, through the improvement of the mango production environment and the commercialization of mango in Guinea; the strengthening of capacities of the actors and organizations in the sector as well as institutional capacities.

Main progresses to date

Tier 1 project

The EIF National Implementation Unit (NIU) has been fully staffed with the NIU Coordinator being appointed in December 2011 and technical staff in March 2012. A capacity-building plan was formulated and training activities on key trade aspects have been implemented for stakeholders in Guinea, with a special focus on women.

The NIU staff has been trained in project management and evaluation, and they have also participated in the EIF regional workshop on results reporting and communication in Togo in March 2014.

Trade has been mainstreamed in the PRSP III finalized in February 2013, for the period 2013-2015. Regular consultations are being held between the NIU with development partners with the support of the EIF Donor Facilitator, the World Bank.

Outreach and communication activities on the EIF programme and AfT have been organized in the provinces of Guinea to identify project ideas and proposals. This resulted in the development of four project proposals on mango, pineapple, the modernization of the National Laboratory on Quality Control, and hides and skins to enhance the diversification and exports of quality agricultural products in the regional and international markets meeting international standards.

 

Tier 2 project

Guinea’s Tier 2 project on mango value chain development was approved by the EIF Board in November 2013 and launched in May 2014 by the Prime Minister of Guinea. The project aims to improve the competitiveness of the mango sector, in particular the smaller producers, by reinforcing and strengthening the capacity of all actors involved in the mango value chain. This will be done through interventions in five districts in two of Guinea's regions: Kindia and Télimélé in "Basse Guinée" (in the Western regions of Guinea), and Kankan, Mandiana and Siguiri in "Haute Guinée" (in the Eastern regions of Guinea).

The project foresees capacity building along the entire mango value chain in the two regions. Over 85% of approximately 380,500 people living in the regions are reliant on mango production as their source of income. Of this percentage, a further 80% or 258,000 are women producers and harvesters who combine mango production with gardening and handicraft.

Outlook

Guinea is working on finalizing Tier 2 project proposals on pineapple and modernizing the National Laboratory on Quality Control.

Resources mobilization activities are also expected to take place for the current portfolio of Tier 2 project proposals.

Outcome 1: Sufficient Institutional and management capacity built in EIF countries to formulate and implement Trade related strategies & implementation plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementationNoYes
O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action MatricesNoNo
O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 projectN/A2
O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategiesNoNo
O1.5 Country with quality trade strategyN/AN/A
O1.6 Country with quality trade strategy implementedN/AN/A
Outcome 2: EIF countries mainstream trade into their national development strategies and plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O2.1 Trade in PRSP and/or National development strategiesN/A1
O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimensionNoYes
O2.3 Functioning public/private consultation mechanismN/AN/A
Outcome 3: Coordinated delivery of trade related resources (funding, TA etc.) by donors & implementing agencies to implement country priorities following adoption of DTIS Action Matrix
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O3.1 Availability of an annual rolling implementation overview integrating all trade-related government & donor-supported activities (including gender & environment)NoNo
O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related mattersN/A4
O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF CountriesNoYes
O3.4 Country with joint donor initiatives in the trade area (such as need assessment; strategy formulations; programming; pooled funding; M&E; etc.)YesYes
Outcome 4: EIF Countries secure resources in support of initiatives that address DTIS Action Matrix priorities
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O4.1 Country with implementation plan integrating DTIS/Action Matrix priorities and indicating financing needs to be met through ODAN/AN/A
O4.2 Country where a Government budget exists for implementation of its trade strategyNoYes
O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix26
O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)1.23.9

DTIS Update

Starting date / End date
21/03/2013
Approved Budget
280,350
Board Approval Date
23/11/2011
Disbursement
280,350
Expenditure Reported
187,139
MOU Approval Date
21/03/2013
MOU Expiry Date
31/12/2016
Phase
Implementation

NIA Support (T1 Phase 1 and 2)

Starting date / End date
19/12/2011
Approved Budget
1,500,000
Board Approval Date
23/11/2011
Disbursement
1,500,000
Expenditure Reported
1,302,799
MOU Approval Date
19/12/2011
MOU Expiry Date
31/08/2017
Phase
Implementation

Projet de Développement de la Filière Mangue en Guinée (PRODEFIMA)

Starting date / End date
12/02/2014
Approved Budget
2,998,148
Board Approval Date
21/11/2013
Disbursement
2,685,947
Expenditure Reported
2,078,415
MOU Approval Date
10/02/2014
MOU Expiry Date
09/02/2017
Phase
Implementation

Focal Point

Mme. Hadja Salématou Bangoura CAMARA
Direction Nationale du Commerce Extérieur et de la Compétitivité, Directrice Nationale
Ministère du Commerce
Boulevard du Commerce BP 13 Conakry
Conakry, Guinea

NIU Coordinator

M. Ansoumane BERETE
Directeur National Adjoint du Commerce Extérieur et de la Compétitivité
Ministère du Commerce
B.P. 468
Conakry, Guinea
Tel: (224) 62 50 17 96

EIF NIU Team

Mrs. Asta BERÉTÉ
-, Assistante Administrative
Ministère du commerce
B.P. 468
Conakry, Guinea
Tel: +224 622.41.23.26

Donor Facilitator

M. Mamady SAGNO
The World Bank
"The World Bank Office, Conakry P.O Box 1420
Conakry, Guinea
Tel: TBE

WB Contact

Mr. Emmanuel FIADZO
Senior Economist
The World Bank
-
-, Guinea
Tel: +1 202 473 9473
Mr. Jean-Christophe MAUR
Senior Economist (only for DTIS)
The World Bank
-
-, Guinea
Tel: +1 202 473 6360

UNDP Contact

M. Mamadou SOW
Economiste national
UNDP
, Guinea
Tel: -
M. Theodore MPATSWENUMUGABO
UNDP
-
-, Guinea
Tel: -
Guinea Annual Progress Report 2013
Guinea Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP II)
Guinée Matrice d'action (modifié) 2006
Guinea Etude Diagnostique sur l'Intégration du Commerce (EDIC)/ Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2003
Guinée Matrice d'Action 2003
Window II Project: Development of Sustainable External Trade
Trade is a major driver for economic development in Guinea, says Trade Minister
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