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December 17, 2019 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Germany commits fresh funding to Enhanced Integrated Framework

On 17 December 2019, the Government of Germany announced an additional commitment of EUR 1.3 million to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF).

July 03, 2019 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Amid slowing global growth, six countries announce nearly US$13 million to support trade in the world’s poorest countries

GENEVA – 3 JULY 2019 – The world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are home to more than one billion people. Yet, their collective share of global trade is less than one percent.

March 23, 2019 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

New initiative aims at transforming economic lives of women in Least Developed Countries

TOKYO – 23 MARCH 2019 – Across the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), women continue to face constraints that limit their participation in trade.

March 11, 2019 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

New project aims at increased exports for Lao PDR’s businesses

LUANG PRABANG – 11 MARCH 2019 – Lao PDR’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have officially launched a new effort to increase the country’s exports and support investments in business development.

December 10, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

GTPA partners with the EIF Programme as part of Africa eCommerce Week

The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) is delighted to partner with the EIF Programme on a session focussed on building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy as part of Africa e

August 14, 2018 - International Trade Centre (ITC)

Harnessing Zambia’s position in global trade

Zambia is acting to make trade faster and more efficient within and across its borders by partnering with the Enhanced Integrated Framework

August 07, 2018 - Simon Hess

EIF address at the launch event of the Vanuatu National Single Window Project and the eTrade Readiness Assessment

Launching of these specific initiatives demonstrates the progressive vision of Vanuatu to stimulate the economy and leverage opportunities through international trade for delivering growth and development

July 13, 2018 - Ratnakar Adhikari

Strategic partnership for trade development: The EIF and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Often, the Pacific seems very far. With these new partnerships, we are cutting the distance to ensure that trade-led development brings tangible benefits to the people in the Pacific, including women and youth.

June 15, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce

June 14, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Inclusive trade action for LDCs needed now, say LDC representatives

Their Call to Action affirms the role of trade as an engine for sustainable growth, reinforces the importance of the multilateral trading system and commits to inclusive trade policies

June 14, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Call to Action: Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for LDCs

Call to Action - Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for LDCs from

June 06, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

EIF hosting forum on inclusive trade for Least Developed Countries

At the WTO from 13-14 June, the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is convening its first Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), with representatives from more than 40 of the 51 LDCs and recent graduates coming together to act on trade

March 14, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Lesotho opens horticultural market centre to boost business for farmers

(MASERU/GENEVA) March 9, 2018 – The Kingdom of Lesotho is continuing to invest in agro-processing for its farmers: A brand new horticultural market centre will allow them to better preserve their fruits and vegetables and receive prompt payments for their products.

March 13, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

WTO issues call for papers for 2018 Essay Award for Young Economists

The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2018 WTO Essay Award. The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

March 01, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Launch of news portal to raise awareness of trade development in Least Developed Countries

The world’s 47 poorest countries are home to 13% of the global population, but account for only 1% of global trade. With the launch of a new portal entitled Trade for Development News, the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is angling to provide a voice for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on their successes, challenges and ways forward in tackling a US$92.9 billion trade gap.

September 27, 2017 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

ITFC and EIF join forces in supporting the Least Developed Countries

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), a programme focused on supporting the Least Developed Countries' (LDCs) capacity to trade, signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Trade facilitation
January 31, 2017 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Ethiopia hosts workshop to help the region’s poorest countries

The Federal Republic of Ethiopia is hosting a four-day workshop from 31 January to 3 February 2017

Aid for Trade
April 27, 2016 -

Maldives: A trade and investment pathway for post-graduation

The Maldives has unique challenges due to its recent graduation from least developed country (LDC) status in 2011, and the resulting loss of trade preferences that it had been accorded as an LDC.

Aid for Trade
February 22, 2016 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

South Sudan's first Diagnostic Trade Integration Study released

First Diagnostic Trade Integration Study of South Sudan released February 16, 2016.

Aid for Trade Trade policy
January 21, 2015 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

First Laos-Bhutan National Implementation Unit exchange

First Laos-Bhutan exchange programme between representatives from trade ministries

Trade facilitation
October 07, 2014 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

The EIF partnership welcomes Somalia as its 50th beneficiary country

The Federal Republic of Somalia has become the 50th country to join the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), the only Aid for Trade programme entirely dedicated to LDCs and recently graduated countries.

September 10, 2014 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

The EIF partnership commends Myanmar's swift progress in programme implementation

Myanmar is making rapid strides in the implementation of the EIF programme

Aid for Trade
October 10, 2013 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

WTO Members bid farewell to Dorothy Tembo and welcome Ratnakar Adhikari as new EIF Executive Director

WTO Member states officially welcomed the new EIF Executive Director Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari and expressed their deep appreciation to the outgoing Executive Director Ms. Dorothy Tembo

Aid for Trade
October 31, 2012 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Norway contributes 19.5 million Kroner to build sustainable trade foundations in Least Developed Countries

Norway contributes 19.5 million Kroner to build sustainable trade foundations in Least Developed Countries 31 October 2012

Aid for Trade
February 10, 2011 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Spain gives €1 million to support Least Developed Countries to develop trade

The Government of Spain is contributing €1 million to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) programme and increasing its commitment to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) realize their trade potential, offering a route out of poverty towards sustainable development for communities

Aid for Trade
September 30, 2010 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Turkey gives US$1 million to help poorest countries trade out of poverty

The Republic of Turkey is supporting the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) by contributing US$1 million to help the world’s poorest countries make gains from global trade and provide a route out of poverty

Aid for Trade
September 15, 2010 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

AfDB joins forces with the EIF to support Liberia's trading future

AfDB joins forces with the EIF to support Liberia's trading future

Aid for Trade