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  Welcome to the Global Trade-Related Technical Assistance Database (GTAD)  

Under the mandate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA), it is recognized that trade-related technical assistance (TRTA) and capacity-building (CB) are core elements in the multilateral trading system (MTS). Trade capacity-building is a key delivery component of the Aid-for-Trade work programme, and provides direct support to beneficiary countries in enhancing their human and institutional capacities to deal with the challenges emerging from the MTS.

In order to fulfil the mandate, strengthening coherence in the delivery of TRTA and CB is a central objective of donors and beneficiaries, which requires full coordination between the stakeholders, to ensure transparency in all trade capacity-building efforts.

The "Global Trade-Related Technical Assistance Database (GTAD)" was developed with the objective of being the portal for an exchange and sharing of information between partner agencies on the future execution of TRTA and CB activities. This could also contribute to building and enhancing synergies as well as the efficiency in the global delivery of TRTA and CB.


The GTAD is an interactive tool, which takes into account national and regional projects, as well as training courses of a global nature. The GTAD is forward looking and the period of coverage starts in January 2010. Currently it is foreseen that data be reported by multilateral and regional agencies.

The database includes a search engine, which enables the extraction of information through different parameters, such as beneficiary country or by one of the 20 trade categories, etc..


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