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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.
To improve the pace of infrastructure development and enhance regional trade competitiveness, by delivering improvement to the managerial capacity and physical layout for cargo handling at the Port of Mombasa, and improved regulatory framework for trade. This will contribute to increased exports and regional trade in East Africa benefitting the regional population.
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.
The Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund aims to improve the skills of the world’s poorest developing country governments so they can effectively participate in international negotiations on the global platform. Our support will help developing countries to secure deals that are pro-development and act in their own interests which should led to transformative economic development and in turn poverty reduction, including for women and girls. The Fund will also provide additional support to DFID’s 28 priority countries to ensure they are able to take advantage of secured deals, such as through government strategy planning. The Fund will deliver this support through external technical and legal advice, skills training and some logistical support to developing country governments.
To support developing countries formulate more effective trade policies and negotiate more successfully in trade talks through the provision of impartial, evidence-based advice and opportunities to debate key issues with relevant stakeholders. This will benefit developing countries by giving them a voice in global trade policy making processes and will contribute over time to more inclusive and sustainable development.
The EIF supports Least Developed Countries to use trade to achieve economic growth and poverty reduction. The programme provides financial and technical support to assist Least Developed Country governments to develop sustainable trade strategies that have a positive impact on poor people’s lives through the promotion of private sector development and job and income opportunities. The EIF delivers capacity building and technical assistance to Least Developed Countries through two project tiers:- Tier 1 projects identify constraints to competitiveness, supply chain weaknesses and sectors of greatest growth and/or export potential in an LDC, Tier 2 projects build up trade-related and supply-side capacities, such as compliance with international safety standards for agricultural products. This programme aims to support all LDCs to own and implement a trade strategy conducive to pro poor development.