The Capacity Development for Mainstreaming Trade project (EIF Tier I) is an Aid for Trade project supported by the WTO Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Trust Fund with a total cost of USD 4.2 million running from 2013 up to 2016. This project is based within the framework of the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) Action Matrix, the Tanzania Trade integration Strategy (TTIS) and the Tanzania's Trade Development Programme (TSDP).

The project targets critical capacity gaps connected with the design, implementation and evaluation of an effective and pro-poor trade and development agenda in Tanzania. Thus, the project strategy is framed as a response to key trade capacity development requirements looking both at government and non-governmental stakeholders. As such, capacities will be built at the national and at the sub national levels with an aim to make trade development outcomes more inclusive.

The objective is to strengthen the capacity of Tanzanian institutions and stakeholders to mainstream trade and formulate and implement pro-poor trade policies and programmes that support inclusive and sustainable growth patterns. The project also aims to build the necessary capacities in the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT), line ministries with trade functions, and business organizations to analyze, integrate and mainstream trade in policies and strategies at the national and sub-national level.

More specifically, the project aims at strengthening the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (MITI) operational capacity to guide, monitor and coordinate trade development interventions and to effectively implement the Trade Sector Development programme (TSDP). The project also seeks to identify other capacity gaps through updating of the Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integrated Study (DTIS).

The project anticipates to have the following outcomes:

· Policy coherence, evidence-based and (human) development-centred trade policies are promoted by advancing the mainstreaming trade agenda at the national level (including DTIS update);

· Tanzanian MDAs, private sector and civil society organizations dynamically participate in trade policy formulation and implementation;

· Capacity to contribute to and implement trade policies and strategies is enhanced in Zanzibar;

· Government of Tanzania advanced the mainstreaming trade agenda at the sub-national level (pilot interventions in at least two regions);

· The procurement, financial management, monitoring and evaluation capacity and institutional framework is present to ensure that trade related strategies and Enhanced Integrated Framework/Aid for Trade projects are developed and implemented.

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