Mission of United Nations Development Programme visits Cape Verde

1 February 2011

Praia, Cape Verde, 1 Feb – A technical assistance mission from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) arrived in Cape Verde Monday to support the archipelago in preparing for integrated framework projects, an official said in Praia.

The integrated framework is a programme to help trade, financed by several international donors with the aim of helping less economically developed countries (LECDs) to have a more active role in global trade, providing economic growth and sustainable development, as well as a greater reduction of poverty.

Cape Verde, despite no longer being part of the LEDC group, continues to benefit from this programme during the period of transition.

The UNDP mission will be in Cape Verde until 4 February to help technical staff from the Directorate-General of Trade and Industry to finalise the design of projects to be submitted for approval by the Integrated Framework Council.

The mission is also due to analyse constraints, programmes to support trade and commitments made by Cape Verde to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which the archipelago joined in December, 2007. (macauhub)