The objective of the project is to provide technical expertise to improve the Ministry’s technical economic analysis competency and provide background research on the economic impacts of regional integration to inform the Government of Rwanda’s regional integration process. Among other activities, the team has developed a 5 year strategy to support informal cross-border trade in Rwanda to facilitate the development of successful border communities that will contribute to sustainable development and export growth in Rwanda. The next phase will be to undertake an economic impact assessment of the EAC-COMESA-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (TFTA) on Rwanda.