Supporting India’s Trade Preferences for Africa – Consultancy on Value Chain Roadmaps and sector strategy

The Project at A Glance

Emerging economies have become new growth drivers for sustainable development creating new opportunities for developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs) to benefit from trade and investment.
International Economics, assisted ITC in the implementation of a DFID funded project “Supporting India’s Trade Preferences for Africa” (SITA), by elaborating value chain roadmaps and sectoral strategy for Tanzania.

What We Found

Over recent years, economic ties between India and Africa have strengthened. India, a major emerging economy, is gaining ground as a leader in south-south cooperation, by sharing its expertise, experience and technology. In this context, UK Department for International Development has launched a project “Supporting India’s Trade and Investment for Africa” (SITA), which aims at increasing value of business transactions between India and selected East African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania). Our team provided technical advise for trade performance diagnostics, value chain analyses and strategic opportunities analysis in these three sectors

Our Strategy and Impact

The aim of the SITA project is to enable East Africa access to India’s market and facilitate investment and transfer of Indian knowledge, expertise and technology to East Africa through public-private dialogue, improving capacity of East African companies and TSIs and creating business linkages. As part of the SITA project, our CEO elaborated trade performance diagnostics, value chain analyses and strategic opportunities analysis in each of two value chain roadmaps (Leather and Pulses) and one sector strategy (Sunflower) for Tanzania. The value chain roadmaps and the strategy will serve to guide trade development in these sectors Tanzania as well as for the implementation of the SITA project

Our Core Solutions

As businesses seek to expand operations into new markets, the need to explore global supply chains and understand the international regulatory framework becomes crucial. At International Economics Consulting, we build tailor-made strategies for both import and export-oriented business solutions.

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