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EIF Evaluation Series

September 06, 2022 - Marie-France Boucher and Daniel K. Kalinaki

Dried mangos are juicing up Burkina Faso’s fruit exports

Aware of the premium on value-added exports, the government of Burkina Faso between 2014 and 2018 partnered with the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) to improve the drying and certification process of dried mangos for export. The project has been key to slowly but firmly pushing the country towards modernizing its agro-processing businesses – and juicing up its exports.

June 14, 2022 - Fanan Biem

Beyond ODA and Aid for Trade: The critical value of alternative trade funding

The Enhanced Integrated Framework has remained a key conduit for both channelling and leveraging wider Aid for Trade resources to the LDCs over the past decade but also has the mandate to support LDCs expand their trade funding base.

May 24, 2022 - Marie-France Boucher

Soy, the magic bean of Togo's economy

In 2015, Togo produced less than 25,000 tons of soybeans. Since then, production increased five-fold to more than 200,000 tons in 2021. How did this happen?

May 17, 2022 - Daniel K. Kalinaki

Why chicken traders in northern Lao stopped crossing the road

Public-private dialogues are reducing trade barriers – and saving poultry traders costly journeys to renew import permits.

May 10, 2022 - Irina Zodrow and Annette Ssemuwemba

Cracking the code on a thriving partnership

The 2022 Evaluation of the EIF recognises that one of the key principles at the heart of the success of the EIF model is partnership. Here is what we have learned about partnerships:

April 19, 2022 - Daniel K. Kalinaki

Rwanda’s cross-border markets boost trade

There is strong evidence that cross-border markets have positively impacted livelihoods through enhanced incomes, including among youth and women. This has positively impacted Karongi District, including the economic welfare of the residents.

April 14, 2022 - Annette Ssemuwemba and Simon Hess

Introducing the EIF Evaluation Report Series

The partnership of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) has recently undertaken an evaluation of the initiative, from the birth of the EIF from the original Integrated Framework to late 2021.