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.

Donor (CHF) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia  61,370 2,162,382      
Australia — Transfer from TEVAL       52,756  
Austria 241,400 104,900 109,000 215,200 233,200
Denmark 482,422 400,028      
Estonia 24,640 24,120 21,800 21,520 23,320
European Union 317,592 1,658,552 1,294,800   932,800
Finland         1,159,000
France 608,500 434,400 433,200 455,600  
Germany 1,203,000 1,060,000 1,083,000 1,139,000  
Japan 312,019 267,413 218,634 233,669  
Korea 336,350 346,500 347,200 331,100  
Liechtenstein 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000  
Lithuania       20,273 30,316
Netherlands 875,000 495,000 490,000 490,000  
Netherlands — Reimbursement       (299,402)  
Norway 2,163,722 1,161,373 1,059,571 722,022  
Norway — Transfer from TEVAL       55,158  
Sweden     1,253,700 1,929,722  
United States 1,127,392 950,400 529,036 571,172  
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.

Donor (CHF) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
France 608,500 651,600 649,800 683,400  
Ireland 180,900 156,600 164,250 163,650  
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.

Donor (CHF) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Netherlands 1,750,000 875,000   875,000  
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.

Donor (CHF) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
China   485,000 485,000 473,000  
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.

Donor (CHF) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia   67,750   327,890  
Canada   37,211   78,616  
European Union   87,280   91,120  
Finland    43,440      
Finland — Transfer from TEVAL       47,944  
Ireland   52,200   54,550  
New Zealand       20,877  
Norway   58,069   96,270  
Sweden   57,674   60,587  
Switzerland   50,000   50,000  
Total Contributions Received   453,624   779,910  
Total Contributions received and Transfer       827,853  

 

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