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  • Trade Facilitation Dialogue

    (Code:2014_03)
    Objective: 

    TFD_ENG

    Overall objective is to strengthen capacity of business associations and NGOs to identify and advocate trade facilitation policy actions thereby creating the ground for successful promotion of Ukraine’s integration in global economy in general and further integration with EU in particular.

     

    Task:
    • To improve capacity of business associations and NGOs to identify administrative and regulatory measures that stand to facilitate trade, and to monitor and evaluate progress in their implementation, and to advocate business-enabling changes
    • To facilitate policy dialogue between business associations / NGOs and public authorities aimed at implementation of trade facilitation policy actions
    •  To reduce costs of trade in Ukraine
    Results:
    • Strengthened capacity of business associations and NGOs to identify administrative and regulatory measures that stand to facilitate trade; to monitor and evaluate progress (M&E) in their implementation; and to advocate changes (measured by # of advocacy campaigns, policy wins, persons trained etc.)
    • Developed standardized tool for M&E of progress in implementation of trade facilitation measures; conducted four waves of M&E, including survey of 1000 firms per wave 
    • Increased involvement of business associations, NGOs in dialogues with public authorities regarding trade facilitation actions (measured by policy wins, coverage of debates / hearings, involvement in public councils)
    • Reduced trade costs boosting international trade (measured by Doing Business sub-index, Logistics Performance Index)
    Period: 

    Apr 2014 –  Dec 2018

    Contact: 

    Andriy Butin, butin@ier.kyiv.ua

    Customer: 

    European Union

    International Renaissance Foundation

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