|Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS)||2010|
The EIF, along with local stakeholders and partner agencies, is supporting Kiribati in building the institutional capacity necessary to mainstream trade strategies and policies. By formulating and implementing effective trade strategies, the EIF supports Kiribati achieve poverty reduction, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development. In order to ensure continuity of these initiatives, all activities implemented by the EIF are integrated into the Government’s organizational structure alongside the National Working Group on Trade Policy.
Institutional capacity-building project
The aim of this project is to work alongside the Business Promotion Unit to guide the process of mainstreaming trade‑related policies and strategies into the National Development Plan. By strengthening institutional capacities to formulate and implement national trade strategies, the EIF can support Kiribati in achieving poverty reduction, inclusive growth and sustainable development.
- Trained Government staff within the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives on UNDP and EIF reporting requirements, as well as procurement and finance processes.
- Held a training workshop for 33 participants including representatives from UNDP and the New Zealand High Commission, as well as representatives from the ministries of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives; Education; Finance and Economic Development; Foreign Affairs and Immigration; Internal Affairs and Social Development; Environment Lands and Agricultural Development; Coummunications, Transport and Tourism Development; and Labour and Human Resources Development.
- Incorporated trade policies into sector strategies for agriculture, industry, fisheries, tourism, labor and industry.
Acting Director, Business Promotion Centre And EIF Coordinator Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives
Tekiataake Mitateti Ruka
Senior Investment Officer Investment Division Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives
Toani Barao Takirua
Project Manager, EIF project Kiribati Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives