TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Financing of TRTA
The implementation of the Biennial TA Plans, budgeted at some CHF19 Mio annually, is funded through the Regular Budget (CHF4.5 Mio), extra budgetary funds coming from voluntary contributions of a selected number of Members, and cost-sharing arrangements with some WTO partners. As has been the case for many years, the main proportion of the implementation of those TA Plans is funded through extra-budgetary funds (CHF14.5Mio). The Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF) will continue to play a central role in this regard, as it is the main channel through which donors' contributions support the TA provided by the WTO.
Consult the list of contributions.
Contributions can be made by contacting the Administration and General Services Division, Budget Section.
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Voluntary Contributions as of 23 May 2018
Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF)
The DDAGTF is the flagship WTO trust fund providing support to a wide range of trade-related technical assistance activities.
|Australia — Transfer from TEVAL||52,756|
|Netherlands — Reimbursement||(299,402)|
|Norway — Transfer from TEVAL||55,158|
|Total Contributions Received||7,793,406||9,105,068||6,879,941||6,169,278||2,378,636|
|Total Contributions including transfers & reimbursement||5,977,790|
French-Irish Internship Programme (TIMM1)
The French-Irish Internship Programme provides resources for interns from developing countries to gain valuable experience with the multi-lateral trading system by working in the Geneva mission of their own country.
|Total Contributions Received||789,400||808,200||814,050||847,050|
Netherlands Trainee Programme (TNL05)
The Netherlands Trainee Programme provides resources for interns from developing countries to gain valuable experience with the multi-lateral trading system by working in WTO Secretariat.
|Total Contributions Received||1,750,000||875,000||875,000|
China LDCs & Accessions Programme (TCLAP)
The China LDCs & Accessions Programme provides resources for LDC interns to work on Accessions issues in the WTO Secretariat, for LDC officials to participate in Geneva-based meetings, and to organize a roundtable event on accessions issues.
|Total Contributions Received||485,000||485,000||473,000|
Ministerial Conferences 2015 (Nairobi) & 2017 (Buenos Aires)
Starting with the 1st WTO Ministerial Conference held in Singapore in 1996, the WTO Secretariat has encouraged the participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the Ministerial Conferences, thanks to voluntary contributions pooled into a special extra budgetary fund.
|Finland — Transfer from TEVAL||47,944|
|Total Contributions Received||453,624||779,910|
|Total Contributions received and Transfer||827,853|