ABOUT

Bangladesh Trade Policy and Negotiation Capacity Building Support Project

This project provides capacity building support in specific areas of trade policy and negotiations for the Ministry of Commerce and other relevant ministries in Bangladesh. More specifically, the main objectives of the project are:

  • Build trade capacity in advance of priority FTA negotiations
  • Enable strategic decision-making based on inputs from technical studies
  • Promote the development of informed negotiating positions

This Ministry of Commerce Project is implemented by ODI-PRI joint venture with support from Trade and Advocacy Fund (TAF+2) of the UK Aid, administered by Cowater.

USEFUL INFO

About The Training Programmes

After the completion of each training programme, participants were given feedback forms to rate the overall performance and usefulness of these trainings. Some key statistics and participant comments have been reported. Out of the 5 training programmes that has been completed successfully, summary of the average success rate of these programmes have been calculated.

More than 80% of the participants found the training useful and would like to join in similar programmes in the future.
About 74% agreed that the training content would be useful in their work life and was able to meet their needs.
Around 78% said that such programmes should continue to take place in future and they would recommend it to their colleagues.

Project Deliverables

Training Programmes

LECTURE PRESENTATION

WTO Agreements and Negotiations

READING MATERIALSs

WTO in Brief

LECTURE PRESENTATION

The impact of LDC graduation on development financing

READING MATERIALS

No Data

LECTURE PRESENTATION

LDC graduation and regulatory challenges

READING MATERIALS

No Data

LECTURE PRESENTATION

Trade Policy Options for LDC Graduation

READING MATERIALS

No Data

Technical Studies

As Bangladesh is going to graduate out of the group of LDCs within the next five years, one important challenge facing the policymakers is to make the trade policy regime compatible with the rules and provisions of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Because of the diverse interests of the relevant stakeholders, evidence-based policy paper will be helpful in shaping policy focus. The findings can also be used to undertake trade negotiations, especially in looking for market opening in partner countries.

Dissemination
Events

The first dissemination event for the project was held on the 24th of November, 2019 at Amari, Dhaka where the project inauguration took place. Followed by the launching ceremony, the three technical studies of the project were discussed during the event. The Project Team Leader, Dirk Willem (ODI) was present at the event amongst other distinguished guests.