Implementation Management Support

A good strategy is one that gets implemented

    With tailored capacity-building, advisory support, and specialized tools, ITC offers ways to ensure strategies get implemented.

    Success depends on government and businesses mobilizing resources to put the strategy into action. ITC provides tools and support to manage limited resources, coordinate and track implementation, and strengthen institutions. Good management gets policymakers and institutions to work together.

    Why implementation management support?

    A good strategy achieves results. Without implementation, even the best-designed strategy is just a piece of paper. We often see that partner countries find implementation extremely challenging. In response to these difficulties, ITC's comprehensive set of services are designed to:

    • Define a governance structure for collaboration and coordination among institutions
    • Set up digital systems to track progress, measure results, and identify gaps and duplications
    • Mobilize businesses and civil society
    • Mobilize national and international resources to fund implementation

    Implementing a trade development strategy requires a ‘whole of country’ approach, where government, the private sector, business support organizations and civil society work together to achieve results. ITC is your partner and advisor in this endeavour. We succeed only when you succeed.

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    Tailored services

    ITC’s approach to implementation management focuses on four central elements: building effective governance structures, building institutional capacities, providing advisory support services, and providing a strategy implementation management tool.

    Governance structures

    Robust governance structures facilitate decision making and implementation. In most cases, this involves creating a high-level committee to oversee export development. This committee ensures the strategy is managed, monitored, measured, and implemented.

    An efficient governance structure brings together senior public and private officials in a “whole-of-government” approach. This creates a platform to raise and resolve issues affecting exports.

     

    Building national capacities

    ITC training modules are tailored to the country’s needs and delivered in an accessible way. These modules include topics such as:

    • Setting up governance structures to support implementation
    • Mobilizing resources and programming activities into the national budget
    • Identifying and engaging national and international donors
    • Tracking and reporting progress using ITC's Strategy Implementation Management Tool (SIMT)
    • Engaging trade support institutions
    • Engaging the private sector and civil society

     

      Advisory support services

      ITC advisory support services guide implementation and transfer knowledge to partner countries. Drawing on its vast network of strategy partners and practitioners, ITC identifies the best solutions to challenges. Our advisory services cover:

      • Working closely with focal points, private sector and development partners to foster coordination
      • Supporting focal points to organize sector committees
      • Tracking and monitoring implementation
      • Compiling an annual progress report
      • Supporting the development and submission of annual national budget proposals
      • Supporting the development of project proposals for development partners
      • Providing awareness of the strategy's progress through communication and outreach

       

      Specialized tools

      ITC’s Strategy Implementation Management Tool (SIMT) allows real-time management of trade and investment development. SIMT is a modern, web-based application that effectively addresses critical challenges. It complements other monitoring tools in the country for transparency, accountability and accuracy.

      Resources

      ITC contact

      Chief of Export Strategy
      Anton
      Said
      Email
      said [at] intracen.org