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Trade mainstreaming the contribution of the enhanced if

Trade Mainstreaming

The contribution of the Enhanced IF

Luisa E. Bernal

UNDP Trade and Human Development Unit

Geneva


Trade mainstreaming the contribution of the enhanced if

  • Presentation outline

  • Why trade mainstreaming?

  • What is trade mainstreaming?

  • Leading a mainstreaming process

  • Concluding remarks


Trade mainstreaming the contribution of the enhanced if

Number of people on different

income levels by region, in 1970


I why trade mainstreaming

I. Why trade mainstreaming?

  • To effectively leverage the potential of trade for poverty reduction.

  • Trade reform in isolation will not yield the expected results.

    • Broader development framework provides the anchor to decide on the design and sequence of particular trade reforms and complementary policies.


Ii what is trade mainstreaming

II. What is trade mainstreaming?

  • Articulating trade-related priorities in the strategies to reduce poverty and attain the MDGs.

  • Translating policy statements into operational objectives and action plans.

  • Linking strategies to resources.

  • Following through implementation.

  • Monitoring and evaluating results.


Development planning cycle

Development planning cycle

Situation analysis/diagnostic

Managing and using evaluation

Setting the vision/Strategic goals/ priorities

Broad consultative process

Implementation and monitoring programmes

Defining an action plan (including capacity needs)

Allocating resources


Iii leading a mainstreaming process

III. Leading a mainstreaming process

  • Mainstreaming at three levels:

    • Policy

    • Institutional framework and processes

    • Dialogue with development partners

      How can the EIF contribute to trade mainstreaming?


Iii policy level 1

III. Policy level (1)

  • Human Development - enlarging people’s choices:

    • Productivity: ability to participate in the growth process

    • Equity: access to opportunities; reduction of inequalities and disparities

    • Empowerment: ability to shape processes and events that affect one’s life

    • Sustainability: preservation of developmental achievements

    • Strategies for promoting inclusive growth

    • Vehicles for trade mainstreaming


Iii policy level 2

III. Policy level (2)

  • DTIS/updates provide the analytical underpinnings for trade mainstreaming

  • In-depth analysis of main constraints to effective integration

  • Country owned and country specific/high standards

  • Action Matrix identifies priorities for action

  • Priorities validated through broad dialogue including development partners


Iii institutional framework 1

III. Institutional framework (1)

  • Broad on-going consultative processes

    • Advocacy/dissemination of analytical findings and trade-related information

    • Long-term sustainability

  • EIF support to intergovernmental coordination on trade/ Aid for trade

    • Links with finance, development planning, aid coordination and other line ministries

    • National implementation unit

  • EIF support to NIA –broad group of stakeholders

    • Private sector, business community, women councils, civil society, development partners

    • National steering committee


Iii institutional framework 2

III. Institutional framework (2)

  • Addressing capacity gaps

    • Build and sustain capacity to mainstream

    • Funding is available to address human resources and institutional support needs

    • DTIS and Action matrix identify priority TRTAs

    • Available support from EIF partners to prepare actionable plans

    • Complementary funding for project development and implementation


Iii dialogue with development partners

III. Dialogue with development partners

  • Mainstreaming is joint responsibility

    • Aligning development assistance to NDP/DTIS

    • Send consistent messages (NDP/DTIS basis of dialogue)

    • Raise trade-related priorities in dialogues with donors

    • Enhanced role for the donor facilitator in country

    • M&E focuses partnership on results/mutual accountability


Iv concluding remarks 1

IV. Concluding remarks (1)

  • Trade figures more prominently in PRSPs (UNDP 2008).

  • Trade mainstreaming requires strong leadership and advocacy.

  • It is a continuous process; not a one-off exercise.

  • Broad national ownership and sustainability depend on effective engagement of stakeholders.


Iv concluding remarks 2

IV. Concluding remarks (2)

  • The EIF architecture and funding structure is better suited to support trade mainstreaming by LDCs.

  • Trade mainstreaming joint responsibility.

  • The wider AfT agenda has raised awareness.

  • The CEB Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity advocates and mainstreams trade in UNDAFs.


Trade mainstreaming the contribution of the enhanced if

Resources:

http://www.undp.org/poverty/focus_trade_and_investment_publications.shtml


Trade mainstreaming the contribution of the enhanced if

THANK YOU!

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