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JUL 2017 – SEPT 2017

International Economics, through its CEO as team leader, is assisting the EU Delegation in Myanmar to conduct the identification and formulation of the Myanmar National component of the ARISE Plus Programme under MIP Asia 2014-2020. 

The project aims to contribute to the enhancement of inclusive economic growth in Myanmar by enabling the country to take advantage of its reintegration into the world trading system including ASEAN, and the opportunities for trade and investment, while the specific objective is – in both the public and private sector – to improve the capacities for developing and implementing trade policy initiatives.
The expected results of the programme as a whole are:

(i) the enhancement of the capacities of private and public actors, in trade policy analysis, formulation and implementation,
(ii) the swift movement of legitimate trade in goods is facilitated,
(iii) the insurance that Myanmar’s sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) comply with SPS Agreement and meet EU requirements in selected sectors, and
(iv) the development of the national quality infrastructure aimed at reducing barriers to international trade.

NOV 2016 – OCT 2020

International Economics is a partner of OPM to evaluate SITA Africa, and to learn lessons from DFID’s first South-South Aid for trade (AfT) and value chain programme. Its aim is to harness Indian resources (knowledge, technology, capital) to increase higher value-added exports from selected African countries to the Indian market, and also third markets.
The evaluation’s objective is to estimate SITA’s contribution to programme outcomes, and determine its overall impact.

MAR – APRIL 2017

International Economics’s CEO is providing technical advice to ITC in the design of the National Export Strategy (NES) for Sri Lanka. ITC is the implementation agency of the EU funded project. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to Sri Lanka’s inclusive trade-led growth and regional integration through the increased trade competitiveness of Sri Lankan SMEs.
The support will be provided in a series of export and sector-related diagnostics, contributions to the elaboration and presentation of technical presentations during the consultations, and support to the elaboration of a consolidated Strategic Trade Development Roadmap (STDR).

FEB 2017 – FEB 2018

International Economics, in Consortium with Cardno Emerging Markets Belgium, is providing support for the beneficial integration of the East African Community (EAC) States into the world economy, thereby contributing to sustainable development and poverty reduction in these states.
This project, part of the TradeCom II Programme (EC), aims to develop a Framework for the elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) and improve monitoring of the implementation of the framework, as well as foster trade development and expansion under the Tripartite FTA. Under the second component of the project, the Team will develop an EAC Export Promotion Strategy (2017-2030) and create awareness of the trading opportunities, in particular for women and youth entrepreneurs.

FEB – DEC 2017

This project is part of the TradeCom II Programme (EC), and International Economics, in consortium with Cardno Emerging Markets Belgium, is contributing to sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in the PIF countries through closer regional economic integration and increased participation in the global economy.
The project has two main purposes; firstly at the regional level the objective is to support the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s trade mainstreaming agenda of the PACPS through the effective use of the National Trade Policy Frameworks. At the national level, the project aims to support the Government of Niue to implement its National TPF.

AUG 2016 – APRIL 2017

This project is part of the EU-MUTRAP programme and International Economics is working together with DMI to assist the Ministry of Industry and Trade to update the Impact Assessment Study of the EU-Vietnam FTA originally conducted in 2014, and to detail impact in key sectors.
The purpose of the EU-MUTRAP programme is to support the Ministry of Industry and Trade in developing institutional capacity for policymaking, policy consultation, and the negotiation and implementation of the commitments in trade agreements, with a particular focus on the EU. The objective of this assignment is to raise the awareness of Vietnam’s decision makers and industries on the adjustment measures they could take, as well as support their ability to identify better trade strategies.

SEPT 2016 – MAY 2017

International Economics, through its CEO, is assisting the Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia in the identification and formulation of a trade-related assistance programme for Cambodia, which will strengthen the capacity of the country to further the government’s current national and regional trade programmes and enhance the trade facilitation and logistics policies and plans.
The project aims to assist in the design of the Cambodia National component of the ASEAN Connectivity Focal Sector, within the context of the Asian Regional Indicative Programme (2014-2020), as well as supporting the SME internationalisation process through improved inclusiveness of SMEs in the formulation and adoption of policies linked to trade.

AUG – SEPT 2016

International Economics, through its CEO, provided technical advice to the ITC coordination meetings with potential partners to prepare a concept note for the African Green Revolution Forum.
The aim of this assignment was to draft a concept note focusing on: opportunities for exporting pulses from Kenya and Tanzania to India, current challenges that should be addressed, and solutions through the channel of an integrated approach from partners and buyers, as well as policymakers in East Africa.

OCT – DEC 2016

International Economics was contracted by the Commonwealth Secretariat to prepare a policymaker’s handbook from the perspectives of capacity-constrained countries, such as least developed countries (LDCs), small states and sub-Saharan Africa.
The objective of the project is to help with the capacity development of Commonwealth small states, LDCs, and sub-Saharan African states to ensure that they can participate effectively in global work on e-commerce, particularly in the context of the WTO work programme, as well as with discussions in other trade fora with a view to safeguarding and promoting their interests.

AUG – SEPT 2016

The Indian Ocean Commission requested International Economics to conduct a study to analyse the impact of Brexit on EU-ESA trade and economic relations.
The work included a study of the significance of the UK in EU-ESA trade and investment relations, an assessment of the risks related to Brexit, and the likely way in which future EU-UK institutional relations will work. The team analysed several possible scenarios of Brexit and provided recommendations to the IOC in order to prepare and address the possible scenarios.