Population
9,847
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

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
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementationN/AYes
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

Starting date / End date
19/05/2015
Approved Budget
200,000
Board Approval Date
14/12/2012
Disbursement
200,000
Expenditure Reported
79,551
MOU Approval Date
03/01/2013
MOU Expiry Date
30/04/2017
Phase
Implementation

NIA Support - Phase 1

Starting date / End date
25/01/2013
Approved Budget
900,000
Board Approval Date
14/12/2012
Disbursement
900,000
Expenditure Reported
827,301
MOU Approval Date
03/01/2013
MOU Expiry Date
30/04/2017
Phase
Implementation

Focal Point

Mr. Temate MELITIANA
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour
tbc
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Tel: tbc

NIU Coordinator

Mr. Fakasoa TEALEI
Assistant Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour
tbc
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Tel: 688 20117

Donor Facilitator

Mr. Patrick TUIMALEALIIFANO
Programme Portfolio Manager
UNDP
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Tel: +679 331 2500 ext. 506
Tuvalu Annual Progress Report 2013
Tuvalu Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2010