Trade Facilitation Programme Evaluation Report

Trade facilitation Programme Evaluation Report.pdf


The 2013 WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation is supposed to improve the movement, release and clearance of goods. ITC’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) provides technical assistance to effectively operationalize the Agreement. The evaluation assessed the work of the TFP within the 5-year period 2014-18. It was carried out to assess the extent to which the programme achieves its intended results. RESULTS IN A NUTSHELL ? The programme’s main activities and focus have evolved over time: from broad-based awareness raising about the WTO Agreement to in-depth country support relating to specific needs. ? The programme is delivering good, timely and relevant work, driven by a highly committed and resourceful team, whose work and client relationship is much appreciated by partners, funders and beneficiaries alike. ? By doing so, TFP has successfully established ITC as one of the key organizations offering support to implement the WTO Agreement. ? But with the programme’s success and evolution also comes growth that needs to be well-steered, managed and coordinated in house.

Report Details


  • International Trade Centre (ITC)

Report Type

  • Project/Programme


Completed Date

  • Jan 2020

Consultant Name

  • Simon Bettighofer

Agency Focal Person

  • Simon Bettighofer

Agency Focal Person Email



  • 302

Joint Evaluation

  • No

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • No


  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals