WTO accession
In progress
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

São Tomé and Príncipe joined the Integrated Framework (IF) in 2004 and undertook a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) which was validated in November 2005, and approved by Cabinet in April 2006. The DTIS reflects the economic diversification in the 2005 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and seeks to add key recommendations to the PRSP process as reflected in the 2006 Progress Report on Implementation of the National Poverty Reduction Strategy.


Two IF Trust Fund Window II projects were launched and implemented as a result of the DTIS recommendations, which included: (i) technical assistance to establish an enabling environment for business development; and (ii) capacity building for the Ministry of Commerce, with an extension until 31 December 2010. This Window II project included the establishment of a National Implementation Unit (NIU).

Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)

São Tomé and Príncipe's DTIS Update (DTISU) was approved by the EIF Board in April 2012. The DTISU, "Strengthening Competitiveness and Resilience through Trade" was undertaken by the World Bank and finalized in December 2013. The DTISU reviews trade developments in São Tomé and Príncipe over the past six years and identifies key actions for fostering trade competitiveness and export-led growth.

Main progresses to date

São Tomé and Príncipe's DTISU was finalized by the World Bank in December 2013.

With support from UNDP, São Tomé and Príncipe has been developing a multi-year Tier 1 'Support to National Implementation Arrangements (NIAs)' project.

An EIF familiarization workshop was held in São Tomé e Príncipe in May 2012 engaging international and domestic stakeholders on supporting delivery of the programme.


São Tomé and Príncipe is working on finalization of its Tier 1 support to NIAs project with UNDP support.

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 implementationN/AN/A
O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action MatricesN/AN/A
O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 projectN/AN/A
O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategiesN/AN/A
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/AN/A
O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimensionN/AN/A
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)N/AN/A
O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related mattersN/AN/A
O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF CountriesN/AN/A
O3.4 Country with joint donor initiatives in the trade area (such as need assessment; strategy formulations; programming; pooled funding; M&E; etc.)N/AN/A
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 strategyN/AN/A
O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action MatrixN/AN/A
O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)N/AN/A

DTIS Update

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Focal Point

M. Fernando AMADEU
Direction Générale du Commerce, Industrie et Tourisme, Directeur du Commerce
Ministère du Commerce, Industrie et Tourisme
Largo Viriato da Cruz P.O. Box 927
Sao Tome, São Tomé and Príncipe
Tel: (239) 221-843, (239) 990-5141

Donor Facilitator

Sao Tome, São Tomé and Príncipe
Tel: 00239-22-11-22

Alternative Donor Facilitator

M. Abdoulaye KONATE
Sao Tome, São Tomé and Príncipe
Tel: -

WB Contact

The World Bank
-, São Tomé and Príncipe
Tel: +1 202 458 5789
São Tomé and Príncipe Annual Progress Report 2013
São Tomé and Príncipe Progress Report on the Implementation of the National Poverty Reduction Strategy 2006
São Tomé and Príncipe Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) 2005
São Tomé and Príncipe Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2006
São Tomé and Príncipe Action Matrix 2006
São Tomé e Príncipe Integrated Framework: Aide-Memoire Main Mission
Cadre Intégré du São Tomé e Príncipe - Aide-mémoire de la Mission Préliminaire