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E293: Strengthening the capacity of Central Asian countries to implement trade facilitation measures and better integrate into the international rules-based trading system

E293: Strengthening the capacity of Central Asian countries to implement trade facilitation

 

EXCOM approval

Planning phase

Implementation phase

Final Reporting
and Evaluation phase

EXCOM form

  • Concept paper
  • Project doc, including the budget
  • Work/implementation plan
 
Monitoring the Implementation

Final/Terminal report

Evaluation ToR

Evaluation report

Implementation

 

Midpoint/Annual Progress ReportsAnnual funds utilization reports
  • Midpoint report
  • Annual Progress Report
Annual funds utilization report
Part I. Planning
(to be filled in before submission to EXCOM)
Part II. Implementation
(to be used for reporting on progress in the implementation of the project in real time)1,2

Expected accomplishments

Planned activities

Estimated costs (US$)

 

Implemented activities3

Actual expenditures4 (US$)3

EA 1: Enhanced capacities of policymakers and experts in NTFCs, regulatory agencies and other relevant stakeholders, to develop and implement TF policies and measures, notably in the area of WTO TFA Articles 10.1; 10.3; 10.4; and 23.2; 

A1.1 Adaptation and development of training materials and modules for national TF courses to cover the relevant target areas in the TFA for the implementation of WTO TFA provisions related to Articles 10.1 on formalities and documentary requirements; 10.3 on use of international standards; 10.4 on single window; and 23.2 on national trade facilitation committee (NTFCs); 

 

A1.2  Organization of two capacity-building seminars for members of NTFBs, regulatory agencies and other relevant stakeholders on the development of national TF roadmaps, including for the implementation of the WTO targeted TFA measures; 

A1.3 Organization of one sub-regional SPECA capacity-building and experience sharing conference to strengthen cooperation on the implementation of TF measures and supporting international standards, including on the aspects of Single Window interoperability; 

 

A1.4. Translation of the training materials developed (under A1.1) into Russian. 

EA 2:    Improved capacities of policymakers and experts to measure progress in the implementation of TF, and to achieve internal and cross-border policy coherence for the simplification and harmonization of trade procedures

A2.1Development of training materials on benchmarking mechanisms to measure progress and achieve policy coherence in the implementation of TF measures, based on the UN/CEFACT Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Methodology (TTFMM) in the beneficiary countries 

 

A2.2 Organization of two capacity-building seminars for NTFBs on the development of national benchmark mechanisms to measure progress and achieve policy coherence in TF based on the UN/CEFACT TTFMM methodology; 

A2.3 Translation of learning materials and training courses into Russian; 

 

Total: USD 350,000Total:

1 The secretariat shall inform EXCOM in case of unexpected developments or serious problems of any kind in the project implementation.

2 Questions from member States on project implementation will be forwarded to the secretariat.

Relevant information should be uploaded by the project manager on the Project Monitoring Tool within one month from the end of the activity and include the following:

(a) For an advisory service (including at a workshop/seminar/training organized by other organizations): title; venue; dates; project expenditures; and hyperlink(s) to presentation(s) and other relevant documents;

(b) For a workshop/conference/training organized by UNECE: title; venue; dates; project expenditures; and hyperlinks to the meeting agenda, list of participants, presentation(s) made by UNECE, conference documents, training materials and reports;

(c) For a consultancy: project expenditures; hyperlinks to the consultancy ToR and main outputs (study, report, training material, presentation, etc.) produced by the consultant/s;

(d) For other outputs not included under bullet points above: hyperlink to relevant documents.  

[1] Relevant financial information – certified by the Executive Office - should be uploaded by the project manager on the Project Monitoring Tool within one month from the end of the activity.