technical assistance and training

WTO TA Annual Report 2021

Technical Assistance (TA) is a core function of the WTO aiming to enhance human and institutional trade capacities in developing and least-developed Members and observers.

In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to be the main constraint for the delivery of technical assistance courses and training activities. 

As restrictions persisted, the WTO had to strengthen its adaptation efforts. These were aimed at optimising the virtual delivery of TA and developing new content to continue providing valuable support to TA beneficiaries.

This report illustrates those efforts and is intended to become a tool to assess WTO TA performance and communicate its achievements, both through data and beneficiaries' testimonials.

You can read the full report here, take a look at the brief version here or navigate through the interactive presentation below.


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