The programme will support greater regional integration with the East Africa Community and improve trade competitiveness in Uganda. Through policy and regulatory reforms, institutional strengthening and improvement in physical infrastructure and removal of trade barriers, the programme will reduce transport times along the northern corridor and increase Uganda’s exports.
This project will support increased African exports to the large and growing emerging market of India. It will also help African businesses to strengthen their productive capacity and competitiveness, thereby moving away from unprocessed primary commodities, which don’t earn much. The project will operate in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Together with African and Indian businesses, the implementer International Trade Centre (ITC) will carefully select a number of labour-intensive goods – for example leather, textiles, cotton, pulses – and tackle the problems that are holding back these goods from being sold in the Indian market. The project will be flexible and address the problems that are holding back exports to India: for example, it will provide market information, technical support, skills training, branding and investment. The project will tap into the large pool of Indian technical expertise and transfer some of this expertise to Africa.To support increased Afric
Project Purpose is to expand private sector investment by creating more income for firms in livestock, fisheries, poultry, food crop, construction and light manufacturing to create 9000 long term jobs (including 4400 long term jobs for women) and 500,000 employment days for the poor, women, and youth in the three regions of South Central, Somaliland and Puntland.
To establish a Coastal Foundation to provide a neutral body to facilitate and manage a structured dialogue between communities, government, and industry in the six coastal districts to build trust and address tensions caused by natural resource exploitation. The forum serves to increase transparency and to deepen accountability between stakeholders. The programme is also designed to make effective use of Corporate Social Responsibility funds of oil companies for development, conflict-prevention and growth. WRCF supports pilot and scaling-up of interventions and provides technical assistance and related services to industry-led corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives as well as government, development partner and donor funded socio-economic development initiatives.
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.
SheTrades Commonwealth aims to increase economic growth and job creation in Commonwealth countries by enabling the increased participation of women-owned business in trade.
This programme will create the first Commonwealth Standards Network: a platform for peer-to-peer exchange and support. It will: identify a core suite of international standards which members agree support their development objectives; produce a standards toolkit to support the adoption and increased use of standards across all Commonwealth nations; and deliver extensive training and technical assistance to empower developing countries to increase their use of international standards in order to boost their export potential, thereby supporting their sustainable economic growth.
Stronger, diversified and inclusive private sector business environment and reduced risks from external shocks.