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Country Trade Diagnostic Studies

A diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) evaluates internal and external constraints on a country’s integration into the world economy, and recommends areas where technical assistance and policy actions can help the country overcome these barriers. DTISes are conducted by teams who analyze specific sectors of the economy as well as cross-cutting institutional issues, such as market access, transportation and trade facilitation, standards, poverty, and core trade policy. An action matrix facilitates discussions with the government, donors, and the private sectors after the diagnostic study is completed.

The World Bank manages many of the DTISes conducted through the Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance. These are co-financed by a UNDP trust fund. Over the past several years the World Bank has adopted the diagnostic methodology for use in its dialogue with client countries. These studies have been co-financed by the Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program, the European Commission, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, and the UK Department for International Development.


Europe & Central Asia


East Asia and Pacific

Latin America and the Caribbean

Middle East and North Africa

South Asia

Last updated on Feb 7, 2011