From idea to impact

Harnessing the power of trade, every step of the way

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.

EIF at work

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48

countries have integrated trade into their national development plans
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60%

of EIF productive capacity beneficiaries are women
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$100 million

in co-financing leveraged from government, development partners, and private sector
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$676 million

exports directly generated through EIF interventions
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Partnering for change
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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.