Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

for trade-related assistance for Least Developed Countries (LDC)

EIF Global Platform 2015

The EIF Global Platform took place in Geneva from 17 to 19 March 2015. 237 participants from 77 countries, 48 LDCs, 21 donors and 7 partner Agencies gathered in Geneva to agree on the scope and modalities of the Phase 2 of the programme (2016-2022) building on the achievements of Phase 1 and on the recommendations of the 2014 Comprehensive evaluation of the EIF. During three days of intense discussions, proposals to improve effectiveness and efficiency, resource leveraging, country ownership and programme sustainability were discussed. Integration of emerging trends in the programme were reviewed.  The conclusions of the EIF Global Platform will feed into the new EIF Programme Framework which will be launched at the Fifth Global Aid for Trade Review (30 June – 2 July 2015 Geneva, WTO Headquarters).