Project profile — Support to the Boosting Intra-African Trade Action Plan to Reduce Poverty



Overview 

CA-3-D000794001
$13,130,000
ECA - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (41103)
2015-12-10 - 2020-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (100.00%)

Sector 

• Agriculture: Agricultural development (31120) (10.00%)
• Trade policy and administrative management:
Trade policy and administrative management (33110) (30.00%)
Trade facilitation (33120) (25.00%)
Regional trade agreements (RTAs) (33130) (10.00%)
Trade education/training (33181) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (principal objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to promote trade among African countries to reduce poverty, generate economic growth, create jobs, and increase food security. The initiative, undertaken with the Africa Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) based at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, supports the African Union’s Boosting Intra-African Trade Action Plan and the process of economic integration such as the Continental Free Trade Area. In the implementation of the project, the ATPC will partner with a consortium of Canadian centres of trade expertise, led by the Centre for Trade Policy and Law. Project activities include: (1) supporting national governments and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to develop and implement their Boosting Intra-African Trade action plans; (2) establishing the African Agricultural Market Information Systems Network, that gathers, analyzes and shares information about prices and other information relevant to farmers, animal rearers, traders, processors and others involved in handling agricultural products; (3) delivering training, workshops and technical assistance to national government and RECs; and (4) conducting assessment studies on a number of key issues, such as the state of intra-African trade, and disseminating results.

Expected results 

N/A

Results achieved 

N/A

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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