|Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS)||2008|
EIF is supporting Liberia to integrate trade into its government policies, as well as supporting trade‑related capacity building – and the country's accsesion to the WTO.
EIF is working to strengthen the country's capacity to develop and implement trade policies, prioritize trade in the national development plan and improve donor coordination.
- All donor‑funded initiatives incorporated under one umbrella called the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), operated from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
- SPIU coordinated the production of the Liberia WTO Post‑Accession Strategy and Implementation Plan. Since accession, the plan remains Liberia's primary tool to continue its economic reform agenda.
- Identified sectors of tourism and rubberwood to support Liberia’s economic transformation, and launched related export strategies with support from ITC.
- Established one-stop showcase and sales shop for locally produced products called the Liberia Market Place to support small businesses and their market access, and promoted Liberian products at range of events.
Jefferson J. Fahn
NIU Coordinator (Ministry of Commerce)
EIF Donor Facilitator (Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation, Embassy of Sweden)
EIF Focal Point