Improved transport infrastructure in Pakistan along with enhanced private sector involvement in infrastructure financing, road safety interventions and support to regulatory environment, leading to increased trade and economic growth in Pakistan
A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries.
The programme aims to increase sustainable and shared prosperity in Kenya by increasing Kenya’s trade with the region and the rest of the world. Specifically, the programme will (i) invest in improving the efficiency and capacity of transport, logistics and trade infrastructure at Mombasa Port and key border points; (ii) invest in systems to improve trading standards, reduce non-tariff barriers and enhance transparency in trade processes; (iii) improve the regulatory and policy environment for trade; and (iv) support private sector advocacy for trade competitiveness, the export capacity of Kenyan businesses and the greater participation of women and small and growing businesses in trade.
Greater regional integration and trade competitiveness in Uganda . It is expected that the programme will reduce transport times along the northern corridor by 15% and increase Uganda’s exports by 10%.
Increased levels of trade and investment across regions targeted sectors and geographical areas in Central, West and South Asia, with greater access to markets and services for poor people, including women.
The programme – known as the FoodTrade Eastern and Southern Africa - aims to stimulate cross-border regional trade of staple food from surplus to deficit areas in Eastern and Southern Africa in order to benefit producers and consumers. The programme works with private sector and policy makers to improve the predictability of the rules regulating cross border trade in staple food, stimulate investments and support farmers to benefit from participation in regional supply chains.
The programme aims to help the poor by creating jobs, raising incomes or delivering welfare benefits to consumers. It will support 340,000 poor people in Nigeria, Malawi, Burma and other priority counties by improving the performance and inclusiveness of key market systems on which they depend.
The UK will provide up to £32m (2017 – 2023) to support TMEA's Strategy 2 (S2), which aims to remove trade-related barriers to inclusive growth in Rwanda and the East African Community (EAC). Rwanda is one of the most expensive and time consuming trade destinations in the world, suffering from high transport costs, inefficient logistics services and poor infrastructure. While TMEA S1 made good progress in reducing these barriers, continued support in S2 is needed to translate the transport time savings to date into sustained cost reductions and growth benefits for Rwandans. S2 will: i) tackle hard and soft barriers to trade (e.g. improving transport infrastructure and export standards); and ii) enhance Rwanda's trade competitiveness (e.g. improving capacity of Rwandan exporters and increasing the efficiency of logistics services). Expected results by 2023 include: (i) 0.3% GDP growth above trend; (ii) 300,000 jobs; US$90m net welfare gain for producers and consumers in Rwanda.
The programme aims to increase sustainable and shared prosperity in East Africa by increasing East Africa’s trade with the region and the rest of the world. Specifically, the programme will (i) invest in improving the efficiency and capacity of transport, logistics and trade infrastructure at key port and border points; (ii) invest in systems to improve trading standards, reduce non-tariff barriers and enhance transparency in trade processes; (iii) improve the regulatory and policy environment for trade; and (iv) support private sector advocacy for trade competitiveness, the export capacity of East African businesses and the greater participation of women and small and growing businesses in trade.
To support developing countries use trade to achieve economic growth and poverty reduction. The programme will provide analytical, evidence-based research, and trade diagnostics tools and databases. The programme activities aim to build the trade capacity in 72 developing countries to better integrate into the global trading system in order to enhance their economic development. The research and knowledge will support developing countries to gain access to global markets as well as inform policy making decisions contributing to achieving poverty reduction, integral to DFID’s Economic Development Strategy. The programme will also provide financial and technical support to develop sustainable trade strategies that will have a positive impact on poor people’s lives through the promotion of private sector development and job opportunities.