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1819AC: Evidence-based trade facilitation measures for economies in transition

1819AC: Evidence-based trade facilitation measures for economies in transition


EXCOM approval

Planning phase

Implementation phase

Final Reporting
and Evaluation phase

EXCOM form

  Monitoring the Implementation

Final/Terminal report

Evaluation ToR

Evaluation report



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 national trade facilitation bodies and other stakeholders to develop and implement trade

A1.1  Conducting a readiness assessment study for the four target countries on the existing implementation of the WTO TFA provisions.


A1.2  2  Development of supportive training materials and national trade facilitation roadmaps for implementation of WTO TFA provisions (based on the UNECE Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide and the UNECE Guide on the Development of a National Trade Facilitation Roadmap)

A1.3  Organizing four capacity building and policy seminars to establish and/or support the functioning of national trade facilitation bodies and to validate the national trade facilitation roadmaps.


A1.4  Organizing one regional event to share experience and strengthen cooperation on the implementation of international standards and Single Window systems for export and import procedures as well as cross-border information exchange.

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

A2.1 Developing one model business process analysis (BPA) project: carrying out a BPA and formulating recommendations for the rationalization of documentary procedures. 


A2.2 Organizing one or two subregional training seminars (depending on the remaining funds) on the development of benchmarks for measuring progress in trade facilitation, i.e. policy impact of trade facilitation.

A2.3 Development of a national trade facilitation benchmark system based on a new UNECE and UN/CEFACT methodology
A 2.4 Organizing a concluding regional workshop on the development of evidence-based policies in trade facilitation, innovation, and related cross-border policy cooperation to align trading (and production) practices in support of SDGs.


Total:  USD 490,000Total:

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.