The Enhanced Integration Framework (EIF) is a multi-donor programme that aims to enable LDCs to be more active players in the global trading system. This is achieved by supporting LDCs in addressing supply-side constraints to trade. The EIF’s core objective is to mainstream trade into the development agendas of LDC countries. The EIF sits in conjunction with Aid for Trade (AfT) activities and aims to bridge the gap between the demand and supply for AfT and assistance in mainstreaming trade into national development strategies. In this way, the programme works towards a wider goal of promoting economic growth and sustainable development and helping to lift more people out of poverty.
As stated in the EIF Compendium, the development of Medium-Term Programmes (MTPs) for EIF countries is a requirement of the EIF Programme and a pre-requisite (after an initial 3 year period of accessing EIF funding) to access Tier 2 funding. The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a capacity building module that will equip EIF countries with the skills and processes needed to develop an MTP. This module will then be piloted in Lesotho and Burundi.