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Private Sector and Trade

Private sector development and the facilitation of trade, often through better regional integration and agreements, help to build a stronger global marketplace and fuel development across borders.



This course aims to strengthen your understanding of financial inclusion and provide you with an approach to make financial services markets more inclusive. It is designed for funders’ staff. It is also appropriate for facilitators and implementers (staff and governance).

Duration: 3 hours

This video is about Access to Finance. “Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent over 99% of businesses in the EU so it is crucial to support their growth and innovation. However, one of the most important issues facing SMEs is their difficulty accessing finance. The European Commission works to improve the financing environment for small businesses in Europe.”


Duration: 17 m

This webinar has been prepared for Project managers of blending projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior experience in managing such projects is recommended. The webinar aims to provide information on the topics of: blended finance, stakeholders, types of EU Financial Instruments under Blending, the EU Guarantees under the EIP.

Duration: 1.5 h

This webinar is destined to DEVCO staff in EU delegations and HQ – Latin America and Caribbean
Business incubators nurture the development of entrepreneurial companies, helping them survive and grow during the start-up period, when they are most vulnerable. Their programs provide client companies with business support services and resources tailored to young firms.

Duration: 50mn

This video is about EU Aid for trade, policy and figures. The EU's Aid-for-Trade Strategy was adopted in October 2007 in response to the WTO-led AfT Initiative, to help developing countries better integrate into the international trading system and take greater advantage of the poverty-reducing benefits of economic openness and enhanced trade efficiency.


Duration: 8 mm

The “EIP in Practice” is an e-learning module on the EU External Investment Plan. It was developed for staff of DG DEVCO, NEAR, TRADE or EEAS working in Headquarters and Delegations, to inform them on the EIP and explain it in practical terms.

Duration: 45 minutes
Also available in: Français

Trade Facilitation is part of the EU's wider Aid for Trade agenda. The Aid for Trade Initiative was agreed among WTO Members in 2005 and the EU developed its Aid for Trade Strategy in 2007. This was followed in 2013 by the concluding of negotiations on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement(link is external) (WTO TFA).


Duration: 9mm

The objective of this webinar is to give an introduction to the External Investment Plan (EIP) and in its different components: blending, guarantees, investment climate and technical assistance.

Duration: 1.5 h

This webinar is restricted to DEVCO staff.
The objective of this webinar is to give an introduction to the External Investment Plan (EIP) and in its different components: blending, guarantees, investment climate and technical assistance.

Duration: 2 h

This webinar is destined to DEVCO / NEAR staff in HQ and Delegations.
The objective of this webinar is to give an introduction to the External Investment Plan (EIP) and in its different components: blending, guarantees, investment climate and technical assistance.

Duration: 1.5 h

This webinar is restricted to DEVCO staff.