EIF's Identity Card


The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is the only multilateral partnership dedicated exclusively to assisting least developed countries (LDCs) in their use of trade as an engine for growth, sustainable development and poverty reduction. The EIF partnership of 51 countries, 24 donors and eight partner agencies works closely with governments, development organizations, civil society and academia.

The partnership leverages its collective know-how, outreach and experience to tackle the world’s most pressing trade-for-development issues.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 8a specifically recognizes the role of the EIF in increasing Aid for Trade support for least developed countries. By working to promote a trade agenda conducive to sustainable growth and the reduction of poverty through appropriate national policies and institutional frameworks, the EIF’s work with LDCs supports the achievement of a wide variety of SDGs.