Development cooperation , 23.06.2014

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development


ICTSD supports sustainable development in multilateral trade issues by dialogue, networking, research and capacity building. One specific objective is to support non-state actors participation in processes related with international trade negotiations. ICTSD in Geneva has an established position an indepdendent non-partisan non-governmental organization, which has broad connections to different actors in trade negotiations including civil society. ICTSD complements well Finnish trade and development policy priorities. ICTSD applied support for International NGOs in Spring 2014. ICTSD has increased the knowledge and capacity of various developing country actors in trade-related issues. For example, last year research and analysis was produced and different events organized in the following topics: food security, impact of Aid for Trade at country level, resolving trade disputes and contentious issues at the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements. In addition thousands policy makers or policy advocates used Bridges-newsletter as an information source on topical trade and development issues. It is proposed that ICTSD will be supported with 1000.000 euros in 2014-2015. Half of the support will be granted as core support and half focused on supporting trade capacity of African and LDC-countries.

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Funding decision  23.06.2014

1 030 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Trade policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development



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