Trade Impact Assessment Training for Angola

The objective of the EU-UNCTAD Joint Programme for Angola; Train for Trade II is to improve human and institutional capacities to foster appropriate economic diversification policies in Angola, and to help the country build a more resilient economy capable of eradicating poverty as Angola prepares to graduate from the Least Developed Country status in February 2024.

International Economics is contributing to the implementation of the commercial diplomacy component of the EU-UNCTAD Joint Programme for Angola by preparing an online training course on Trade Impact Assessment.

What We Found

The aim of this project was to prepare an online training course for Angolan trade policy makers, negotiators and stakeholders on trade impact assessment based on the Guidebook on Trade Impact Assessment prepared within the EU-UNCTAD Joint Programme for Angola: Train for Trade II.

Our Strategy and Impact

In particular, the team prepared training modules for an online training course on trade impact assessment based on the Guidebook on the same prepared within the EU-UNCTAD Joint Programme for Angola: Train for Trade II. The modules were prepared as PowerPoint presentations (voice-over and script), supported with demo presentations and quizzes, on the following topics: Introduction to Trade Impact Assessment and Application, Quantitative Approach I: Trade Data Analysis Data and Sources, Quantitative Approach II: Trade Indicators and Simulated Approaches to Trade Analysis and Qualitative Aspects of Impact Assessment.

Our Core Solutions

Governments, international donors, and the private sector face many important questions on the expected outputs and impact before, during and after the implementation of their projects. This is where International Economics Consulting’s team of experts, using innovative methodologies to collect and sanalyse data, can assist you in tracking the economic, social, and environmental aspects of your project. Applying our analysis and research knowledge, we help our clients maximise efficiency and improve their development objectives. Through the lessons learnt and the feedback mechanisms we implement in our monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) processes, we support institutional strengthening and the re-alignment of resources to ensure the sustainability and maximum impact of projects, helping our clients make well-informed strategic decisions. Learn More. How do we help our clients with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning? Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) processes are vital in ensuring the success and sustainability of projects. International Economics Consulting has developed considerable expertise and experience in the sector, working with a vast network of international donors and governments. We assist our clients by: Monitoring and Evaluating the Implementation of Projects Implementation is critical for the success of any project and is, therefore, crucial to ensure that performance is met in a way that maximises impact and efficiency. Our team is experienced in implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) projects worldwide. Some of the core solutions we offer include: o Revision of evaluation questions and the development of evaluation matrices; o Field visits and data collection; o Stakeholder Consultations; and o Data Analysis, for example, value for money analysis, heatmap of expenditures and returns on investment Evaluating Project Outcomes We assist our clients in obtaining some of the key answers regarding the outcomes and finalisation of their projects, such as: o Has the project met the expected outputs? o Has it achieved the desired impact and objectives? o Was implementation carried out sustainably? o What were the pathways for achieving development? o Are the effects sustainable, i.e., will they last over time? o What are the lessons learnt? Institutional Learning The lessons learnt, and feedback mechanism we implement in our monitoring and evaluation processes support institutional strengthening and re-alignment of resources to ensure project sustainability and maximum impact. The evaluation exercise revises the monitoring indicators of institutions and makes suggestions for reinforcing these, improving the communication of results, and ensuring adaptation of projects in line with outcomes. Discover our expertise areas and how we can help your business thrive.

Project Areas

International Business Strategy

E-Commerce and Digital Trade

Policy and Negotiations

Risk Management

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

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