Development cooperation , 23.04.2014

INT/UNIDO's trust fund for strengthening of the trade capacity of deve


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a UN specialized agency that promotes inclusive and sustainable industrial development particularly in developing countries. The Organization focuses on three main thematic areas: 1) poverty reduction through productive activities, 2) trade capacity-building, 3) energy and environment Finland has been a member of UNIDO since 1966. It is one of Finalnd's key multilateral partners on Aid for Trade -related work. During 2009-2012 Finland supported UNIDO's work on trade capacity building, agribusiness and investment with a total of 2,9 million Euros. Finland has also worked with UNIDO on environment related projects. The support to trade capacity has enabled UNIDO to support several developing countries to strengthen their capacity to meet international export standards, e.g. in Sierra Leone. In the area of agribusiness, with Finland's support UNIDO has strengthened the capacity of 12 African countries to improve their food security. In the area of investment, UNIDO has supported ten African countries to collect and analyse company level investment data. As part of Finland's multilateral Aid fro Trade -related assistance, it is proposed to support UNIDO's technical cooperation activities in 2014 and 2015 by EUR 4.2 million. The support is to be allocated to UNIDO's trade capacity building, agribusiness and public-private partnership programmes. Finnish support is directed particularly to the benefit of lease developed countries (LDC)

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Funding decision  23.04.2014

4 200 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Trade policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

YK:n teollistamisjärjestö



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