From idea to impact – harnessing the power of trade, every step of the way

How we work

The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is the only multilateral partnership dedicated to assisting least developed countries (LDCs) use trade as an engine for growth, sustainable development and poverty reduction.

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32%
of Vanuatu's population are internet users
Research and Analysis
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41
countries have integrated trade into development plans, with EIF support
Trade Facilitation
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50,000
women targeted as part of Empower Women, Power Trade initiative
Women and trade
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1.25 mil kgs
of potatoes sold in 2018 in Bhutan via innovative online auction
Results

Partnering for change

LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

  • In the EIF partnership, LDCs are in the driver's seat, ensuring ownership of results and of the EIF itself.
  • Together, EIF and LDCs identify sectors with export potential and act on expert advice – all to help countries become more competitive in global markets.
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FUNDING PARTNERS

  • Donor participation allows EIF to provide catalytic support to LDCs, and ensures EIF's work is integrated with bilateral, regional and global efforts.
  • Over the last 10 years, EIF has invested more than US$220 million in trade for development initiatives.
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PARTNER AGENCIES

  • EIF is a partnership of expert agencies that works closely with governments, development organizations, civil society and academia.
  • Together, we leverage our collective know-how, reach and reputation to make trade work in the world's poorest countries.
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