Export Impact For Good

Countries / Territories

ITC structure

  • We deliver "Trade Impact for Good” through six focus areas:

    1. Trade and market intelligence for SME competitiveness

    2. Supporting regional economic integration and South-South links

    3. Connecting to value chains : SME competitiveness, diversification and links to export markets

    4. Strengthening trade and investment support institutions

    5. Promoting and mainstreaming inclusive and green trade

    6. Building a conductive business environment



    ITC is headed by an Executive Director, who reports to the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Senior Management Committee (SMC) is made up the two executive officers and the heads of ITC’s four divisions.

    Internally, our organization is structured into the offices of the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director, and four divisions with Divisional Directors at the head.

    • The Office of the Executive Director oversees key management control functions especially governance, planning and performance reporting, evaluation and impact assessment; spearheads the positioning of ITC, including communication with donors, external stakeholders, beneficiary groups and the general public as well as internally among ITC staff; leads a corporate approach to event management and fundraising and coordinates strategic partnerships.
    • The Division of Country Programmes provide set clear priorities for ITC’s Aid for Trade activities in programme countries through partnerships and coordination, needs assessment, project design, business development and project management.
    • • The Division of Market Development supports SME competitiveness in developing countries by providing market analysis and research, trade information services and coordinates ITC’s sector-specific work following a market-driven approach.
    • The Division of Business and Institutional Support develops and supports the internationalisation of SMEs by providing services to strengthen the ability of SMEs to maximize international competitiveness; improve the performance of trade support institutions to provide business support services to SMEs; contribute to a conducive business environment through facilitating effective participation of the private sector in policy making.
    • The Division of Programme Support provides administrative support activities, such as budget preparation and implementation control, accounting, human resources management, building management, procurement, travel and registry services and information technology services to the organization.

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    As of December 2015, ITC had a staff of 315, representing 82 nationalities. The staff is composed of 55% women and 45% men. An additional 838 consultants and individual contractors provided further technical expertise to support ITC projects implemented during 2015.

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