Traidlinks Programme(Rwanda and Burundi)
Traidlinks Programme(Rwanda and Burundi)

Export Development Programme (Rwanda and Burundi)

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The Rwanda Electronic Single Window.
Elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade

Elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade

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Standards Harmonisation And Conformity Testing Programme

Standards Harmonisation And Conformity Testing Programme

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The East Africa Customs And Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate Training Programme (EACFFPC)

The East Africa Customs And Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate Training Programme (EACFFPC)

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UGANDA COUNTRY PROGRAMME
Single Window for the Rwanda Revenue Authority Project

Single Window for the Rwanda Revenue Authority Project

Single Window for the Rwanda Revenue Authority Project

Single Window for the Rwanda Revenue Authority Project

Background

Trade and Markets East Africa (TMEA) is a US$ 560 million multi-donor funded 'aid for trade' agency established as a company limited by Guarantee, to support the growth of trade - both regional and international - in East Africa. Established in 2010, TMEA is focused on ensuring gains from trade result in tangible gains for East Africans, in line with the EAC's Development Strategy.

TMEA is a US$ 560 million multi-donor funded
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TMEA is a US$ 560 million multi-donor funded
TMEA is a US$ 560 million multi-donor funded  TMEA Results

Theory of Change

TMEA's work is underpinned by interrelated propositions that guide what we and our partners do. In turn, these propositions are strengthened by knowledge, assumptions, beliefs and hypothesis about how and why actions are expected to trigger intended changes. While propositions do not predict change, they are 'theories' of change. At the higher end of the 'Theory of Change (TOC)', in the proposition that three key 'trade competitiveness' elements contribute to increasing trade.

These elements, which are TMEA's current strategic objectives are: increased access to physical markets; an enhanced trade environment and improved business competitiveness through working with the private sector.

  • Increased access to physical markets

    Increased access to physical markets

  • Enhanced trade environment

    Enhanced trade environment

  • Improved business competitiveness.

    Improved business competitiveness.

Evaluation

In 2014, TMEA's Evaluation Committee that is composed of TMEA and its development partners who have invested in its programme developed a Joint Evaluation Plan for independent formative and summative evaluations across its strategic objective areas, which will also address cross cutting issues; gender, environment and poverty reduction.

The evaluations will generate evidence and learning about what is working across TMEA - and what is not. Learnings will be used to improve our programmes so that resources are better used. TMEA will also use these evaluations to inform investors and stakeholders the achievements and hence promote accountability.

 TMEA and its development partners
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TMEA results framework

The results framework is a sub-set of TMEA's overall monitoring system. It is structured around the objectives and outcomes in the 'Theory of Change', or strategy and gives specific indicators and targets.

TMEA aims to have a results framework that aligns to its strategy (theory of change) and aids clear consistent communication; and presents one holistic and clear view of selected results across TMEA.

The TMEA results framework is the accountability tool predominantly used internally to manage performance, as well as to account to investors.

TMEA enhancing shipping

TMEA is funded by a range of development agencies including: the government of Belgium through the Belgium Development Cooperation; Canadian Government through Global Affairs, Canada; Danish Government through the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). Others are Finnish Government, Dutch Government, Swedish Government through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA); UK government through the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States of America Government through the United States Agency for International Department (USAID).