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eSwatini Trade Information Portal (Feb 2020 – Oct 2020)

By |13th September 2021|

The Government of Eswatini, through the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade (and supported by the WB and IFC), launched the Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP).

The ETIP will make all regulatory trade related information and other information easily available on a single platform (website). The uploaded information will include trade regulations and procedures, laws, administrative […]

Development of the Statutes and a Resource Mobilisation Plan and Initiative for the AfCFTA Adjustment Facility (2020 – 2021)

By |13th September 2021|

The AfCFTA is an important step towards rationalizing Africa’s regional trade arrangements to deepen economic integration and draw on economies of scale and development of regional value chains to accelerate the process of structural transformation and diversification of African economies.

While it is widely accepted that gains from trade integration are overwhelming, it is also recognized […]

Assessment of Emerging Trade & Investment Opportunities to Boost Export-Led Industrialisation in East and Southern Africa (2020 – 2021)

By |13th September 2021|

Recent shifts in the industrialised countries have resulted in changing production systems and patterns that have seen investments and jobs in the manufacturing sector move to emerging manufacturing hubs such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia in Asia. Chinese competitive advantage in manufacturing is now eroding, as her industrial labour costs are skyrocketing and newly imposed […]

Mid-Term Review of the Lesotho National Strategic Development Plan II (2020 – 2021)

By |13th September 2021|

The Lesotho National Strategic Development Plan II (NSDP II) aims to transform Lesotho from a consumer-based economy to a producer and export-driven economy. It will serve as the blueprint for all development efforts over the next five years, and will implement the SDGs, the African Union Agenda 2063 Goals, the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan […]

SME Export Capacity Building to Develop Nigeria-UK Business Linkages in Goods and Services (2019-2020)

By |22nd October 2020|

The FCO’s Global Trade Programme aims to reduce poverty and achieve economic growth through an increase in competitive SMEs (including women owned SMEs) which are able to trade internationally, including with the UK, contributing to economic and export base diversification, higher economic growth and job creation.

The access of Nigerian exporters to the UK market is […]

SADC – Formulation of SADC’s Development Vision 2050 and RISDP 2020 – 2030 (2019-2020)

By |9th October 2020|

The SADC Council of Ministers, at its meeting in August 2014, noted that the draft Revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2015-2020, contained a proposed roadmap for the development of the SADC long-term Vision, which would bring together the Revised RISDP and the Strategic Indicative Plan of the Organ (SIPO) – the latter designed […]

Development of a Framework for the Establishment of One Stop Border Posts at Kazungula (2017-2020)

By |2nd October 2020|

The Kazungula Bridge is a joint project between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The Project lies on the border between the two countries on the North-South Corridor (NSC), a vital trade route in SADC.

Informed by two key studies, Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design (2001) and […]

Market Study and Training on Vegetable Value Chains (2019-2020)

By |2nd October 2020|

Private Enterprise Programme in Zambia (PEPZ), is a six-year (2014-2020) UK Aid-funded private sector development programme designed to encourage and support investment and job creation. PEP Zambia helps intervention partners to introduce business innovations (new products, services or business models) that deliver profitable growth for our partner and open up new market opportunities for Zambian […]

Rapid Remote Trade Assessment: SACU+M Regional Trade Analysis (2020)

By |2nd October 2020|

From 2018-2019, Imani Development undertook the Finalisation of Programme Design and Preparation of the Outline Business Case for the FCO SACU+M GTP: Trade Capacity Building Programme (TCBP).

Imani Development is the primary Local Service Provider (LSP) of a DAI-led consortium contracted to implement the GTP: Trade Capacity Building Programme (TCBP).Trade Forward (SACU+M TCBP) provides assistance […]

ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund (2020-2024)

By |2nd October 2020|

Under the 11th European Development Fund (2014-2020) for Zambia, the European Union and the Government of Zambia have agreed on a EUR 99 million “Support to the sustainable commercialisation of Zambia’s smallholder farmers” Programme. The first and largest component of this operation aims at supporting investments conducive to strengthening the market integration of smallholder farmers […]