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Support for the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Developing countries will reform their trade facilitation laws, procedures, processes and systems in a manner consistent with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). This programme will reduce inefficient border processes, excessive red tape and administrative bottlenecks which stop businesses reaching customers and increase the costs of trade. Helping countries to trade more and grow their way out of poverty is a key part of DFID’s Economic Development Strategy.

Programme Id GB-1-204713
Start date 2015-4-27
Status Implementation
Total budget £14,633,656

Trade Strategy Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

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.

Programme Id GB-1-205260
Start date 2017-12-6
Status Implementation
Total budget £24,799,998

Trademark Tanzania Strategy 2

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

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.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300529
Start date 2017-12-4
Status Implementation
Total budget £34,329,995

TradeMark East Africa - Strategy 2 (Regional)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The programme aims to increase sustainable and shared prosperity in East Africa by increasing trade within the region and with the rest of the world. Specifically, it supports three intermediate outcomes that contribute to reducing barriers to trade (1) improved sustainable efficiency and capacity of transport infrastructure (2) effective trade systems and procedures, and (3) improved trade regulatory environment. The programme is implemented by TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), which is an aid-for-trade organisation established by the UK in 2010. ARD co-funds TMEA with Kenya (300137), Uganda (205164), Tanzania (300529), and Rwanda (204495). Ultimately it intends to indirectly alleviate poverty by increasing trade and economic growth in such a way that improves the the well-being of poor people, particularly those working in sectors and geographic areas most affected by international trade.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300257
Start date 2018-1-11
Status Implementation
Total budget £21,905,744

African Continental Free Trade Area Support Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

This programme will support the successful negotiation and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It will contribute to the reduction of barriers to trade across the continent, increase economic integration and improve the trading environment for both UK and African business. The programme will support faster and more complete implementation of the AfCFTA, working at both continental and national levels. Fully implementing the AfCFTA could lift an additional 30 million people from extreme poverty and 68 million people from moderate poverty.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-301220
Start date 2021-9-20
Status Implementation
Total budget £35,821,472

Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund (TAF2 Plus)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

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 FCDO Posts seeking support, 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.

Programme Id GB-1-204715
Start date 2016-7-27
Status Implementation
Total budget £16,273,799

Private Enterprise Programme Zambia Phase II

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To create investment in Zambia by building the capacity of micro, small and medium sized enterprises. The programme will aim to systematically transform the finance and investment environment for SMSEs in Zambia, by helping companies with potential to grow and become the engine of job creation in the economy. In addition, the programme will also provide independent technical advice and assistance to Zambian government bodies and private sector organisations engaged in projects that harness the potential of Zambia’s infrastructure, cities and towns to act as drivers for economic growth and job creation. Furthermore, the programme will support trade facilitation initiatives that will help reduce time spent at the Nakonde boarder post. The programme will create jobs at scale, including for women, disabled, and rural communities with high levels of poverty. SMSEs supported by the programme will help to improve nutrition outcomes and improve climate resilience of smallholder farmers.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300635
Start date 2020-4-7
Status Implementation
Total budget £64,805,240

Supporting Economic Empowerment and Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (SEED OPTs)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

This programme will focus DFID economic development assistance to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) in the areas of water, electricity, access & movement and trade, and fiscal losses and customs. Programme activities will support institutional capacity building and infrastructure development, working closely with the Palestinian Authority and Government of Israel. The overarching goal is to support economic growth and job creation in the OPTs.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300667
Start date 2018-11-2
Status Implementation
Total budget £58,856,751

Unlocking Prosperity in the Horn of Africa

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Investment in the Horn of Africa’s to support full and inclusive trade and economic growth potential of the region by developing and improving key roads, enabling trade cross borders and enhancing local economic development.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300650
Start date 2018-11-15
Status Implementation
Total budget £26,124,805

SheTrades Commonwealth +

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

SheTrades Commonwealth aims to increase economic growth and job creation in Commonwealth countries by enabling the increased participation of women-owned business in trade.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300593
Start date 2018-5-29
Status Implementation
Total budget £13,917,076

UK Trade Partnerships Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The UK Trade Partnerships Programme will support our ODA eligible trading partners in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific to benefit from post-Brexit trade agreements with the UK (and from existing trade agreements with the EU). Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are the EU’s development-focused trade agreements, which offer preferential access to EU markets for goods from EPA countries. The UK seeks to replicate the effects of the EU’s EPAs as we leave the EU in order to avoid trade disruption for developing countries. The programme will deliver: (i) technical assistance to support partner countries to implement the new UK EPAs; (ii) communications campaigns to increase awareness amongst businesses in EPA countries about the preferential access offered under the EPAs and how to use these preferences; and (iii) targeted support, e.g. with logistics or export marketing, to promote exports from EPA countries to the UK and EU.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300602
Start date 2019-4-30
Status Implementation
Total budget £22,244,997

Trade Programme Southern Africa

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Trade Forward Southern Africa (TFSA) is a multi-year UK Government programme supporting growth in trade through the provision of targeted solutions that include technical assistance, capacity building, and improved access to essential market information that can alleviate poverty and promote inclusive economic growth, particularly for women, across the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-301320
Start date 2021-5-24
Status Implementation
Total budget £4,790,098

Revenue Mobilisation, Investment and Trade Programme - ReMIT

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The programme, through provision of high quality technical assistance, aims to support Pakistan to implement reforms that lock in macroeconomic stability and improve conditions for high and sustained growth, mutual prosperity, job creation and poverty reduction. The TA will be provided to; • Strengthen tax revenue mobilisation, helping to raise Pakistan’s tax to GDP ratio from 13 percent to 18 percent by increasing the number of tax payers; • Address the investment environment challenges faced by local and UK businesses, moving Pakistan towards being one of the top 50 countries to do business in; • Facilitate trade and drive competitiveness, addressing barriers to trade in order to reduce Pakistan's trade deficit; • Modernise macroeconomic policy making and implementation process.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300134
Start date 2019-11-11
Status Implementation
Total budget £43,832,473

Accelerating Ethiopia's Economic Transformation

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To provide support to Ethiopian Government for its industrialization agenda that focuses on light manufacturing, priority sectors, financial deepening and investment climate.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300702
Start date 2020-3-27
Status Implementation
Total budget £20,720,499

Trade Connect

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

This programme will assist developing country exporters, business support institutions, and partner governments to export to the UK and other international via a business-facing platform which will also support UK buyers to access developing country inputs.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300833
Start date 2020-1-7
Status Implementation
Total budget £17,749,999

Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity Programme (ARTCP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

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.

Programme Id GB-1-204469
Start date 2018-4-5
Status Implementation
Total budget £31,532,182

The Growth Gateway programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To establish a coordinated and improved service to businesses exporting to, importing from and investing in developing markets and businesses from developing markets to access UK Government trade, investment and finance services that increases trade and investment to developing markets. The programme will prioritise for support businesses who through their operations and products can deliver positive environmental and development impact, and support for businesses and governments will include promoting climate sensitive approaches and international standards on environmental practice, and identifying and supporting opportunities for climate smart investment.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300812
Start date 2019-8-30
Status Implementation
Total budget £51,136,423

Forest Governance, Markets and Climate

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people, promoting sustainable growth and climate change mitigation in developing countries.

Programme Id GB-1-201724
Start date 2011-8-18
Status Implementation
Total budget £282,350,519

UK contribution to the World Bank Group PROBLUE Programme to facilitate sustainable finance for healthy oceans

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

PROBLUE is the World Bank’s leading multilateral mechanism for leveraging and disbursing blue finance towards sustainable ocean sectors and activities. It is a multi-donor trust fund that supports the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, Life Below Water, and the Bank’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. PROBLUE aims to do this by reducing the existing blue finance gap by creating the necessary enabling environment for public and private sectors to shift from unsustainable to sustainable activities.

Programme Id GB-GOV-7-BPFPROB
Start date 2021-6-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £25,000,000

Central Asia Enterprise and Innovation Programme (EIP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Stronger, diversified and inclusive private sector business environment and reduced risks from external shocks.

Programme Id GB-1-204989
Start date 2018-1-25
Status Implementation
Total budget £8,953,421

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