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2: Coordination of Trade Capacity Building in Partner Countries 2: Coordination of Trade Capacity Building in Partner Countries


The EC and the Member States have devised numerous TradeCapacityBuilding programmes to assist developing countries in defining their trade strategies. The study focuses on how the EC and the MS have ensured the coordination and complementarity between these programmes. As not many studies have focused on this subject, it will result in valuable insights to development policy makers.  


Lead agency: AidCO

Partners: Belgium, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands

This evaluation seeks to assess coordination and complementarity of trade capacity building (TCB) initiatives undertaken by the MS and the EC. Besides covering coordination and complementarity throughout the broad area of TCB as such, the evaluation will also concentrate on one sub-area, namely TCB initiatives in the field of sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) measures. In this more delimited area, the third principle of coherence (III) will also be addressed.

The outcomes of the study should contribute to and allow for a joint learning process among the EC, member states and stakeholders in the South. They should incorporate the various constituencies’ perspectives on the 3Cs and inform a joint learning process between stakeholders in the EU MS, the EU institutions and partner countries.