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May 16, 2019 -

EIF launches policy series on all things LDCs and Aid for Trade

Global Review 2019

Examining Aid for Trade and LDCs, aiming for evidence-based action

August 10, 2018 -

Video address of Director-General Roberto Azevêdo to participants of the EIF Global Forum

Aid for Trade

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo addresses welcome message to participants of Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

August 09, 2018 -

Trading for Malawi's farmers, and the future

Agriculture

Malawi's farmers have been cultivating new crops with the National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi, supported by the Government of Malawi and EIF

August 09, 2018 -

Gambia getting more from cashews

Agriculture

The Gambia has been working across its supply chain to enhance trade in the country

August 08, 2018 -

#trade4dev and EIF

Agriculture

Film by EIF/Natasha Sweeney, 2018.

July 24, 2018 -

Entrepreneurs in action in Comoros

Agriculture

The ylang-ylang, vanilla and cloves that grow in Comoros are being used to spur economic growth, with young entrepreneurs leading the way

July 23, 2018 -

Continuing the conversation on inclusive trade for Least Developed Countries

Aid for Trade

The closing ceremony echoed the Call to Action launched at the Forum, taking inclusive trade for LDCs to the next level

July 23, 2018 -

Strengthening inclusive agribusiness for export growth

Agriculture

Inclusive and sustainable agribusiness value chains can provide one of the highest returns on investment in terms of growth, poverty reduction, pro-poor employment, and women's economic empowerment in LDCs.

July 19, 2018 -

Free trade in Africa: How can LDCs benefit?

Trade facilitation

Increasing trade between African countries offers great potential for building sustainable economic development and integration, including creating higher-wage jobs and unlocking greater business opportunities

July 17, 2018 -

Dragons' Den: Bright ideas for inclusive trade development in LDCs

Women and trade

Representatives from LDCs had the unique opportunity to pitch new investment opportunities that support inclusive trade to the experts, and received immediate feedback

July 13, 2018 -

Talking trade strategies for small businesses, women, and youth

Women and trade

This session gathered ministers from LDCs and global leaders to discuss implementation of trade strategies and national-level plans in light of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

July 10, 2018 -

The Trade Facilitation Agreement: What does it mean for LDCs?

Trade facilitation

In 2017, the global trading system achieved a major milestone when the first multilateral deal entered into force in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization – the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)

July 09, 2018 -

Forging new paths for LDCs in multilateral and regional trade

Aid for Trade

This plenary session gathered ministerial-level officials from LDCs and high-level speakers to discuss the integration of LDCs into regional and global trading systems amid economic and political risk and uncertainty

July 05, 2018 -

Minding the trade gap: What lies ahead for Least Developed Countries

Aid for Trade

In the last two decades, there has been a boom in world trade driven by large reductions in trade barriers and unprecedented interlinkages among countries, and South-South trade has grown. Yet the world's poorest nations, designated Least Developed Countries (LDCs), engage in less than 1% of global trade while home to 13% of the world’s population

June 19, 2018 -

TradeMark East Africa's Richard Kamajugo on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility

Trade facilitation

An interview with Richard Kamajugo, Senior Director for Trade Environment at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) during the EIFGlobalForum2018

February 18, 2018 -

Samoa's coconuts go global

Women and trade

“Coconuts are both culturally and economically important to Samoans,” says Alberta Vitale, Associate Director of Samoa’s Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI).

December 13, 2017 -

Market mamas work together to promote Vanuatu-made products

Tourism

Rosalie’s day starts at 4 a.m., kneading coconut cream rolls with her eldest daughter to sell at the local community shop down the road from her house.

December 08, 2017 -

Ecommerce in Pacific Islands Region: challenges and opportunities

Ecommerce

 Ms. Mere Falemaka, Permanent Representative of the Pacific Islands Forum to the WTO in Geneva, shared with us some precious insights about the specificities of the region.

November 21, 2017 -

The EIF Story: A unique partnership for LDCs

Aid for Trade

Stakeholders from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) discuss the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) impact on trade and development in their respective countries.

November 21, 2017 -

EIF impact on women in the Least Developed Countries

Women and trade

Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Ratnakar Adhikari discusses the impact EIF has on the lives and livelihoods of women in Least Developed Countries (LCDs).   [quote]