Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
During 2013, ITC continued its partnership with international organizations, including:
In 2013, ITC worked with the World Bank to develop an innovative project to increase SME exports in the Arab region. ITC provided technical assistance and conducted needs assessments in Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.
The project proposal was submitted in December to be considered for funding by the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition.
During 2013, ITC received a growing number of requests of assistance for Tier 2 projects from LDCs participating in the EIF. In close collaboration with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) as well as WTO, UNIDO, UNDP and UNCTAD, five new EIF projects were implemented in Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Lesotho and Nepal. In addition, project development activities were launched in 10 LDCs to respond to the needs identified in their EIF Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies. ITC activities in LDCs were coordinated under the Istanbul Programme of Action managed by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. As Myanmar recently became an EIF country, close collaboration was initiated with the EIF Secretariat. ITC’s NES will feed into the upcoming Diagnostic Trade Integration Study in Myanmar.
ITC has partnered with the African Development Bank, UNCTAD, the World Bank and WTO through the Transparency in Trade Initiative. The collaboration ensures a shared vision for collecting and disseminating trade- related data and facilitates joint fundraising activities.
The Chief Executive Board (CEB) Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity is an inter-agency mechanism dedicated to coordinating trade and development operations at the national and regional levels within the United Nations system. ITC participates in CEB together with UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNDP, FAO, WTO, the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Office (ILO), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, UNOPS and the five United Nations Regional Commissions. Joint initiatives were launched on issues such as youth employment and value chains.