The main objective is to assist the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Lao PDR to strengthen policy development, coordination and implementation of Trade strategy. The expert also provided policy advice to AusAID on implementation of its trade sector program in Laos and facilitated coordination with other development partners as they move towards a more coordinated aid delivery mechanisms, through the Trade Development Facility (TDF) and Poverty Reduction Support Operation (PRSO), in line with the aid effectiveness agenda.

Imani Development supplied a Trade Advisor to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce