ILEAP Core Grant 2011-2012 - Phase IV: Engendering Inclusive Growth through Policy

International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP) aims to help developing countries and regions obtain pro-development outcomes from trade and investment policy negotiation, reform and implementation. It does so by providing them with independent economic and legal advisory support, capacity building and knowledge networking in the form of training, briefs and background papers in response to World Trade Organization (WTO), multilateral or bilateral negotiations. Previous phases of the project (105214, 103286 and 102829) allowed ILEAP to support a number of African and Caribbean countries and make a significant contribution in the areas of aid for trade and trade in services.

This phase will support activities around trade in services, trade facilitation and investment. It will also see the launch a new training program entitled Trade Knowledge to Policy (TK2P), aimed at preparing research and policy practitioners to become effective champions of evidenced-based policymaking. In the process, ILEAP is expected to establish itself as a leading source of independent advice and key supporter of training on trade negotiations, with a firm operational base in Africa.

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Start Date

Sunday, May 1, 2011

End Date

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


12 months

IDRC Officer

Melesse, Martha

Total funding

CA$ 350,000


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

David Primack


International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty

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