Development cooperation ,20.05.2019

Trade and Development: Planning, Monitoring and Influencing


The main objective of the project is to support the development of trade policy and administrative management in developing countries. The immediate objective of the project is to advance the planning, monitoring and influencing of Finland's multilateral Aid for Trade. Potential components to be financed from the project may include: 1) Workshops and conferences in the field of trade and development, incl. trade policy, circular economy of developing countries and corporate responsibility, in which Finland may have a co-organizing role together with other actors, incl. events during Finland's EU Presidency; 2) Travel expenses of developing country representatives or international speakers to international events in the field of trade and development as well as trade policy; 3) Papers, research and monitoring missions of the developing countries' trade policy and economy, incl. circular economy; 4) Evaluations as well as travel expenses of the planning, monitoring and influencing missions related to the Finnish funded projects and programs of the multilateral trade and development organizations. The project helps to achieve Finland's multilateral and international influencing objectives, e.g. strengthening of open, stable and sustainable trading system, and brings international visibility, incl. during Finland's EU Presidency. The project improves the participation of developing countries in multilateral and international trade policy negotiation processes and high-level political expert events. The project gathers valuable information on the trade policy, trade negotiations, economic integration and economic development of developing countries both from the high political and technical levels. In addition, the project improves the future cooperation with as well as the monitoring and influencing of the Finnish funded multilateral trade and development organizations in accordance with Finland's objectives. Potential procurements will be of minor financial value, such as small research papers, remaining well below the limit of direct procurement.

Funding decision  20.05.2019

100 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Climate change - adaptation

Field of activity

  • Trade policy and administrative Management 70%
  • Environmental policy and administrative management 30%

Funding channel

  • Suomen julkinen sektori
  • Maailman kauppajärjestö



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