Tuvalu joined the Integrated Framework (IF) in 2007 and undertook preparations for a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS). The DTIS was finalized and validated in December 2010, and approved by Cabinet in February 2011.
Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)
Tuvalu's multi-year 'Support to National Implementation Arrangements (NIAs)' project was approved by the EIF Board in December 2012 and is being supported by UNDP implementation. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of institutions and stakeholders in Tuvalu to formulate and implement trade policies that support poverty reduction, inclusive economic growth and equitable sustainable development. The project supports the operations and activities of the Department of Trade (DoT) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour. The DoT is the lead agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of trade policy in Tuvalu.
Additionally, Tuvalu is also undertaking a DTIS Update project with support from UNDP. The DTIS Update seeks to stake stock of progress made since the last DTIS (validated in December 2010) and identify outstanding issues and new priorities in order to better respond to trade opportunities.
Main progresses to date
With support from UNDP, the multi-year EIF institutional capacity building project is being implemented in Tuvalu. The NIAs structures have been set up including the EIF National Steering Committee (NSC), the National Trade Steering Committee (NTSC). The EIF, through the NTSC, receives significant and active input from Tuvalu's private sector organization, the Tuvalu National Private Sector Organization. The NTSC also discusses trade coupled with other government priorities such as labour migration and mobility, and disaster management.
To advance on the trade mainstreaming agenda, a Trade Policy Framework has been developed and approved by Cabinet in mid-2015. The DoT and the EIF have provided significant contributions to Tuvalu’s main National Development Strategy, the Te Kakeega II (National Strategy for Sustainable Development 2005 – 2015), which is focused on trade development and expansion through the private sector. The EIF has also provided support in the development of Tuvalu’s Government Roadmap 2015 – 2019.
In Tuvalu, the EIF also provides a platform for coordinating activities between Governments and development partners, like the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and UNDP.
The NIU team has benefitted from an EIF organized M&E and Communications Regional Workshop for Asia and Pacific EIF countries held in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2014. The workshop was organized in close collaboration with UN-ESCAP to build up capacity on communications and results reporting.
|Outcome 1: Sufficient Institutional and management capacity built in EIF countries to formulate and implement Trade related strategies & implementation plans|
|O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementation||N/A||Yes|
|O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action Matrices||N/A||N/A|
|O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 project||N/A||N/A|
|O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategies||N/A||N/A|
|O1.5 Country with quality trade strategy||N/A||N/A|
|O1.6 Country with quality trade strategy implemented||N/A||N/A|
|Outcome 2: EIF countries mainstream trade into their national development strategies and plans|
|O2.1 Trade in PRSP and/or National development strategies||N/A||N/A|
|O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimension||N/A||N/A|
|O2.3 Functioning public/private consultation mechanism||N/A||N/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|
|O3.1 Availability of an annual rolling implementation overview integrating all trade-related government & donor-supported activities (including gender & environment)||N/A||N/A|
|O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related matters||N/A||N/A|
|O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF Countries||N/A||N/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/A||N/A|
|Outcome 4: EIF Countries secure resources in support of initiatives that address DTIS Action Matrix priorities|
|O4.1 Country with implementation plan integrating DTIS/Action Matrix priorities and indicating financing needs to be met through ODA||N/A||N/A|
|O4.2 Country where a Government budget exists for implementation of its trade strategy||N/A||N/A|
|O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix||N/A||N/A|
|O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)||N/A||N/A|