Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 COMESA Cotton-to-Clothing Value Chain Strategy

The strategy is an update of the 2009 COMESA Regional Strategy for... The strategy is an update of the 2009 COMESA Regional Strategy for Cotton-to-Clothing Value Chain. It analyses the current situation of the sector, in particular focusing on small-holder cotton production and on the ginning and textile/clothing subsectors. Hence, it outlines the main goals and strategic objectives, identifying the critical success factors and providing a detailed framework for implementation. The COMESA mission is to "promote trade and increase market access for the cotton, textile and apparel industries in Africa", through the creation of "an integrated and competitive cotton-to-clothing value chain". The main development goals of the strategy are: 1) to enhance cotton production and farmer incomes; 2) to increase investment and efficiency in textile and clothing manufacturing; and 3) to expand trade. In order to achieve these goals the document defines precise strategic objectives in relation to three main subsectors: cotton, textile, and clothing/apparel.

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

2011 COMESA Leather Strategy

The strategy envisages transforming the leather value-chain into a lead contributor to... The strategy envisages transforming the leather value-chain into a lead contributor to the COMESA region's economic development and livelihoods in a sustainable manner. It outlines four main objectives: 1) improving access to finance; 2) creating and enabling policy, legal environment and strengthening institutional framework; 3) facilitating the improvement of overall quality; 4) improving information and marketing systems. The document provides an overview of the current situation in COMESA's leather sector, dealing with the social, economic and environmental aspects of the value-chain as well as with its regional and international trade potential. It carries out a SWOT analysis at the industry-level, identifying the key constraints at each stage of the value chain. Finally, it outlines a logical framework matrix and provides a roadmap that will be used to implement the strategy.

Leather, Leather Industry Leather, Leather Industry

2005 National AGOA Export Strategy for Seychelles (draft report)

The strategy analyses Seychelles' position in the multilateral trading system and the... The strategy analyses Seychelles' position in the multilateral trading system and the role of major public and private institutions in shaping this dialogue. It also provides recommendations in order to increase national competitiveness and improve comparative advantages in key economic sectors.

Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism

2001 Seychelles 2017 Strategy

The strategy aims at doubling Seychelles' GDP by 2017 focusing on the... The strategy aims at doubling Seychelles' GDP by 2017 focusing on the expansion of tourism and fisheries, and the development of financial services industry. The strategy also aims at fostering local participation, improving the country's human resources capacity, ensuring high environmental standards, efficient and transparent governance and national and international partnerships.

Financial Services, Fisheries, Tourism Financial Services, Fisheries, Tourism