• Highly technical external advice to support ministries to inform negotiation positions
  • Skills training to develop and assess at the ministries’ level options for negotiation positions
  • Logistical support for a pre-meeting of countries enabling a common position during larger regional/multilateral meetings
  • Increases internal standards within partner ministries through highly technical external advice
  • Better strategic planning within ministries
  • Improved capacity to analyse growth, poverty and gender aspects of agreements
  • Donor-coordination: FCDO central and country programmes, and other donors
  • Increased capacity of FCDO country offices to support developing country partners on trade and investment