Thematic Area: Trade

Support to Tanzania Association of NGO’s

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Support to Tanzania Association of NGO's" implementor="Tanzania Association of NGOs" target_group="Civil Society Organisations" project_value="US$ 95,000" implementation_period="2012 - 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]NGOs in Tanzania have received little recognition as valuable partners in development and continue to suffer from government suspicion and marginalisation. Attempts by the NGOs to play a more active role in influencing state policy reforms is hampered by restricted participation and lack of appropriate information. What: This project aims at collecting reviewing and re-packaging existing knowledge and information on EAC regional integration for online/offline dialogue; and Enhancing a Knowledge base of civil society actors for evidence-based advocacy. How: The TMA Tanzania PSO and CSO Programme will support TANGO in creating awareness about regional integration and nurturing a positive attitude towards it among Tanzanians. Contact: Elibariki Shammy Email:elibariki.shammy@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="43264" image_2="43266"]Increased representation of the views of civil society in EAC venues for national development. This will positively contribute to regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade in East Africa.[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="project-insight"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_2="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_3="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock"][single_project_content]Key outputs include; TANGO advocates on regional integration on behalf of its members and other CSO actors [/single_project_content][single_project_content]TANGO holds roundtable with CSOs and policy makers to discuss specific RI issues TANGO uploads...

Support to Foundation for Civil Society

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Support to Foundation for Civil Society" implementor="Foundation for Civil Society" target_group="Civil Society Organisations" project_value="US$ 577,000" implementation_period="2012 - 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]In Tanzania, attempts by the CSOs to play a more active role in influencing state policy reforms is hampered by restricted participation and lack of appropriate information. Conversely, key potential CSO partners face daunting internal governance challenges. CSOs don’t engage effectively in the integration process and have limited formal institutional engagement with public sector agencies. Most significantly, Tanzanians have an inadequate understanding of the integration process and associated benefits. Successful attempts to influence the government must be anchored on comprehensive evidence and well-argued policy position papers. CSOs have expressed a strong need for support research and capacity development on trade-related issues. What: This project by FCS intends to improve the level of understanding of the EAC RI processes to the Tanzania CSOs of which it will further result in an improved level of engagement of the CSOs in these processes. These targets are consistent with the TMA CSO objective of having the Tanzania CSOs greatly influencing regional integration processes and issues How: TMA Tanzania country programme will provide support through a mix of grants for demand-driven research and advocacy proposals, technical assistance and financial assistance for institutional capacity development. Contact: Elibariki Shammy, Email: elibariki.shammy@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42906" image_2="42908"]Increased representation of the views of civil society in EAC venues for national development. This will positively contribute...

Rwanda Private Sector Federation: organisational capacity development

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Rwanda Private Sector Federation: organisational capacity development" implementor="Rwanda Private Sector Federation" target_group="Private Sector Organisations" project_value="US$ 622,000" implementation_period="2011 - 2016" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Rwanda has a number of non-state actors in diverse fields that have the opportunity to play a significant role influencing regulatory reforms in Rwanda and the regional integration process. The organisations have a critical role of communicating to, and educating, citizens and businesses about the opportunities, risks, costs and benefits of the EAC. Despite this crucial role the organisations face challenges resulting from limited human and financial resources and a lack of expertise and experience in research and advocacy whilst the private sector is relatively underdeveloped. Consolidated efforts are required from PSOs and CSOs, and their representative organisations, to engage in and contribute to EA integration. What: The aim of this project is to design and implement a three-year strategic plan that focuses on advocacy, communication and capacity development with the aim of improving the quality and delivery of PSF services and to enable the organization to play a greater role in a wider EAC context. How: TradeMark Africa is providing technical and financial assistance to RPSF for institutional capacity development. Contact: David Butera , Email: david.butera@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42460" image_2="42818"]The Rwanda Private Sector Federation increases its level of success in advocating for improvement in the business environment. This will contribute to achieving a private sector-led sustainable economic growth and social development which will...

De-Fragmenting Africa; Deepening Regional Trade Integration in Goods and Services

This book brings together a collection of papers that look at the nature and impact of barriers to trade within Africa. The varied contributions draw attention to a wide range of constraints, distortions and abuses, and unveil the complexity of the reform agenda that is necessary to address them. The chapters have been written in a non-technical language, with the explicit intention of promoting dialogue about integration amongst policy makers, regulators, entrepreneurs, consumers, academia, and the broad international development community. Behind each chapter lie more detailed technical reports that are available on the trade website of the World Bank’s Africa Region.

Trade Integration in the East African Community

The objective of this report is to carry out an evaluation of the impact of the CU and the potential benefits that the implementation of the CM may bring. The focus is on both types of integration, shallow and deep integration. The report starts by tracking the evolution of tariffs and trade flows in the run-up to the CU so as to describe how patterns of specialization have evolved in the region. This is done at a very detailed level of aggregation, the HS-6 digits product level, for the period 2000-2010. Then, in order to look at what the process of deeper integration, or the implementation of the CM, may bring, issues of intra-industry trade and similarity of export structures are analysed, both at the sector and product level.

Bribery as a Non-Tariff Barrier to Trade

The East African Common Market Protocol that came into force in 2010 provides for the free flow of goods, labour, services and capital across the EAC bloc. To achieve this, members undertook to remove all tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade. While progress has been made on the removal of the former, doing away with the Non-tariff barriers along the main transport corridors of the region has remained a challenge.

Trade Competitiveness in the East African Community

Export growth is a key driver of economic growth (Brenton and Newfarmer 2007) and hence understanding export competitiveness is important so as to inform appropriate policy measures that can harness a country’s economic potential. The correct design of interventions to enhance trade competitiveness requires forming an understanding of the type of products exported and the nature of the challenges that the East Africa Community (EAC) faces in international markets. This report describes the nature and evolution of trade between the EAC and the world during the last 15 years. This is a necessary step in order to identify where the main competitiveness constraints lie; where new opportunities are being created; and the potential areas of intervention.

Economic Development in Africa 2013 – Intra African Trade Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism

The Economic Development in Africa Report 2013, subtitled Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism, focuses on how to strengthen the private sector to boost intra-African trade. It argues that for African countries to reap developmental gains from intra-African trade and regional integration, they will need to place the building of productive capacities and domestic entrepreneurship at the heart of the policy agenda for boosting intraregional trade.