Video address of Director-General Roberto Azevêdo to participants of the EIF Global Forum
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo's welcome message to participants at the Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
Trading for Malawi's farmers, and the future
Malawi's farmers have been cultivating new crops with the National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi, supported by the Government of Malawi and EIF
#trade4dev and EIF
EIF is the only multilateral partnership working to support trade for development in the world's poorest countries. Check out how we are doing this, on the ground, with our partners, together with governments, always for development, always for the Least Developed Countries.
Continuing the conversation on inclusive trade for Least Developed Countries
The closing ceremony echoed the Call to Action launched at the Forum, taking inclusive trade for LDCs to the next level
Strengthening inclusive agribusiness for export growth
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.
Free trade in Africa: How can LDCs benefit?
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
Dragons' Den: Bright ideas for inclusive trade development in LDCs
Representatives from LDCs had the unique opportunity to pitch new investment opportunities that support inclusive trade to the experts, and received immediate feedback
Talking trade strategies for small businesses, women, and youth
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)
The Trade Facilitation Agreement: What does it mean for LDCs?
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)
Forging new paths for LDCs in multilateral and regional 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
Minding the trade gap: What lies ahead for Least Developed Countries
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
TradeMark East Africa's Richard Kamajugo on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility
An interview with Richard Kamajugo, Senior Director for Trade Environment at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), during the EIF Global Forum 2018
Samoa's coconuts go global
“Coconuts are both culturally and economically important to Samoans,” says Alberta Vitale, Associate Director of Samoa’s Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI).
Market mamas work together to promote Vanuatu-made products
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.
Ecommerce in Pacific Islands Region: challenges and opportunities
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.
The EIF Story: A unique partnership for LDCs
Stakeholders from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) discuss the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) impact on trade and development in their respective countries.
EIF impact on women in the Least Developed Countries
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).