Analytical Support to African and Caribbean Trade Negotiations - Phase III

International Lawyers and Economists against Poverty (ILEAP) is an initiative that aims to help African and Caribbean countries derive full benefit from integration into the global economy. Its work is premised on the recognition that while significant progress has been made over the past decade, many developing countries - especially the poorest and smallest - remain ill-equipped to formulate well-informed negotiation positions and ensure that outcomes are in line with their development goals. ILEAP endeavors to remedy this deficit by providing capacity building and advisory support to those governments in need of such assistance, and by supporting the training of national experts in trade policy and negotiation.

Building on work accomplished during the previous two phases (102829 and 103286), this project will focus on three main issues - trade facilitation, trade in services and aid for trade - while continuing to strengthen effective participation by African and Caribbean countries in the work program of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Development Round, and regional integration and bilateral negotiations.

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Start Date

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

End Date

Saturday, April 30, 2011


33 months

IDRC Officer

Melesse, Martha

Total funding

CA$ 1,425,000


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, North and Central America, South America, West Indies


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

David Primack


International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty

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