Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 ECCAS Coffee Export Strategy

The rationale of the strategy arises from the decrease in coffee production... The rationale of the strategy arises from the decrease in coffee production experienced by the ECCAS countries in the last twenty years. It envisages repositioning ECCAS countries on the world coffe market through the development of professional and sustainable value-chains, beneficial to all stakeholders. The main objectives of the strategy are: 1) to increase production and improve quality of coffee in the ECCAS countries; 2) to improve competitiveness of production chains in ECCAS; 3) to promote consumption of coffee coming from ECCAS countries. The document also provides an overview of the sector performance across the ECCAS country members and analyses the dynamics of the coffee world market.

Coffee Coffee

2011 ECCAS Cotton and Textile Export Strategy

The strategy envisages the creation of a competitive and integrated value-chain, able... The strategy envisages the creation of a competitive and integrated value-chain, able to produce cotton and related products of high quality and export them on international markets, thus contributing to reduce poverty through a fait distribution of income. The document provides an analyses of the cotton value chain performance across the different country members of ECCAS, and it outlines a strategy framed around five main strategic objectives: 1) increase the production of cotton while improving its quality and profitability; 2) improving and ensuring the quality of cotton in the region; 3) sustain and foster the transformation of cotton into final products within the region; 4) strengthen the promotion and the commercialization of cotton and textiles products produced in the ECCAS region; 5) develop and improve the valorisation of products from seed crushing. The document provides a detailed implementation framework identifying responsible authorities and detailed actions policies to be taken.

Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry

2006 Diagnostic Trade Integration Study - Sao Tome and Principe

The study outlines the need of diversification and export development for STP,... The study outlines the need of diversification and export development for STP, with focus on traditional export sectors as cocoa, but also on newly developped sectors as oil-extraction, tourism and non-tradition agricultural exports. The study also analyses current trade policies and regime and the potential accession of STP to the WTO.

Cocoa, Fisheries, Forestry, Tourism Cocoa, Fisheries, Forestry, Tourism

2006 UNDAF Sao Tome and Principe 2007-2011

The UNDAF is alligned with the objectives expressed in the PRSP and... The UNDAF is alligned with the objectives expressed in the PRSP and the MDGs, and it focuses on two priority areas: 1) basic social services; and 2) good governance and human rights.

2003 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Sao Tome and Principe 2003-2015

The strategy aims at reducing the percentage of people living in poverty... The strategy aims at reducing the percentage of people living in poverty to half by 2010 and to less than 1/3 by 2015, to provide basic social services for the entire population by 2015 and promote improvement in the quality of life; to considerably reduce the social and gender gaps between different regions of the country. The strategy revolves around the following five basic pillars: 1) reforming public institutions, capacity building and promotion of a policy of good governance; 2) accelerated and redistributive growth; 3) creating opportunities to increase and diversify income; 4) developing human resources and access to basic social services; 5) mechanisms for monitoring, assessing, and updating the strategy.