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Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Trade and Development

The second Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Trade and Development (MDTF-TD2) is an umbrella facility to fund analytical trade work across the World Bank to implement the Trade Strategy from 2012-2015. The trust fund supports work programs developed annually by the Bank's Regions, Networks and other operational units that work on trade to implement activities that fall under the four pillars of the Trade Strategy, namely (i) trade competitiveness and diversification; (ii) trade facilitation, transport logistics and trade finance; (iii) support for market access and international trade cooperation; and, (iv) managing shocks and promoting greater inclusion.

The World Bank has received $18.9 million in pledges to the MDTF-TD2 from the governments of Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland over the next three years.

The MDTF-TD2 complements other global partnerships and World Bank trust funds on trade, notably the Trade Facilitation Facility, the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance for Least Developed Countries (EIF) and the Aid for Trade initiative. It finances global public goods--such as toolkits, benchmarking databases, and research--that help inform country-level activities supported by these programs. It also finances diagnostics, capacity building and analytical activities needed to make projects funded through the TFF, EIF and Aid for Trade initiative more effective. 

Last updated on October 12, 2012

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