Case Stories from the Private Sector


The Role of International Business in Aid for Trade


In preparation for the World Trade Organization’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade, the World Bank and WTO issued a call for case stories illustrating private sector involvement in trade capacity building. The case stories received have been divided into four categories: Building Human Capacity-Training and Skills; Bolstering Productive Capacity-Technology, Know-How and Finance; Incorporating Producers into Global Value Chains; and Involvement in Trade Facilitation Programmes. Dowload the full report here. (.pdf 3.94MB)


The Case Stories


1.) Building Human Capacity: Training and Skills

Alstom - Investments in Education and Skills in South Africa  (forthcoming)
Diageo - Business Coalition Against Corruption in Cameroon 
FIATA-Train the Trainer Course

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs

Nespresso - Helping Farmers Improve Business Skills in Guatemala 

Siemens - Innovation in Emerging Markets


2.) Bolstering Productive Capacity: Technology, Know-How and Finance

Alstom - Carbon Neutral Lean Manufacturing and R&D in China (forthcoming)
Barrick - Sun Dried Tomatoes Initiative

Citi-IIC - Partial Guarantee Program for Supply Chain Financing
Dow Chemical - Promoting Safer Operations and Emergency Preparedness

Karachi Chamber of Commerce- SME Framework

Kraft - Community Centered Development Programs

Nespresso: Helping Farmers by Reducing Costs and Providing Finance
Helping Farmers to Share their Workload in Jardin, Colombia

- Accelerating Progress on the AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in Central America

Factsheet: The Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program

Qualcomm: Using Technology to Help Fishers and Entrepreneurs
Fishing with 3G Nets

Fisher Friend

Village Phone Microfranchising

3.) Incorporating Producers into Global Value Chains

Aspen Global Health and Development - TransFarm Africa

Consumer Goods Forum - Global Food Safety Initiative’s Global Markets Program
Cargill - Rural Development

Coca Cola - Project Nurture

Danone - Milk Cooperatives in Ukraine

Source ASEAN Full Service Alliance (SAFSA)

Walmart - Direct Farm and Fertile Soil

4.) Involvement in Trade Facilitation Programs

Global Express Association - Risk Assessment Software for Customs in Latin America

Microsoft - Trans Kalahari Corridor Regional Single Window

Oracle Corporation - Private Sector Input on ASEAN Single Window

SGS - TradeNet Single Window

Total Group - Road Safety Initiative


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