Development cooperation ,11.06.2015

Evaluation of Finnish Aid for Trade 2012-2015


Aid for Trade (AFT) is a generic term for development cooperation that aims to strengthen developing countries' productive capacity and ability to engage in foreign trade in order to achieve sustainable economic development and reduce poverty. The objective of Aid for Trade is the eradication of extreme poverty and securing a life of human dignity and its scope has been mutually agreed by the OECD. Finland's Aid for Trade was previously evaluated in 2011. After the evaluation Finland's Action Plan for Aid for Trade 2012 - 2015 "Creating jobs through private sector and trade development" was drawn up. It was written into the Action Plan that its implementation and achievement of goals will be evaluated in the end of the period i.e. in 2015. This evaluation will assess the implementation and achievement of goals of the Finland's Action Plan 2012 - 2015 for Aid for Trade. In addition, it will evaluate how the cross cutting objectives and human rights based approach are fulfilled in Aid for Trade projects and analyze the relations between Aid for Trade and other sectors and themes. The evaluation will also analyze different forms of cooperation in Aid for Trade (for example country- and region level, multilateral and EU-cooperation, companies, NGOs etc.) as well as the funding instruments (Finnfund and Finnpartnerhip).

Funding decision  11.06.2015

350 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Sectors not specified 100%



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