The STDF has delivered inclusive, safe trade solutions in key SPS areas through over 85 projects across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean since it was set up in 2004.
Close to 60% of STDF projects and project preparation grants funding benefit least developed countries and other low-income countries, over and above the 40% target.
Relevance, effectiveness and efficiency are key assets for STDF – highlighted in a 2017 meta-evaluation of external project evaluations. Sector development projects that reach small producers along value chains show a strong contribution to impact and sustainability.
STDF has mobilized additional resources from governments, donors and the private sector to take forward innovative project models and scale-up impact.
STDF’s coordination, dissemination and project development work on SPS capacity building is highly valuable, according to a 2017 Working Group Survey. STDF’s knowledge hub – including on facilitating trade, e-certification, prioritizing SPS investments and public-private partnerships – continues to inspire collaborative solutions at national and regional level.
Find out more from STDF’s Results book, Annual Reports and STDF's M&E Framework.
“The STDF and the STDF Secretariat have delivered outputs and results beyond what might be expected given their budget and resources."