Maryland DBE. FAA eFAST.


Featured Project:

Liberia Trade Diagnostic Integration Study (DTIS) Update 2013

Project Links:

Final Report

We have supported World Bank projects in West Africa studying the economic benefits that could be derived from intra-regional cooperative approach towards natural resource extraction.

Our evidence-based approach to development  underscores the complexities associated with negotiating concessions with multilaterals. This understanding enables us to provide critical analytical support for the several institutional capacity building requirements for the development projects.

Our experience providing due diligence analytical assessment allows us to provide in-depth support for analyzing the practical and most feasible options of leveraging infrastructure concessions towards further trade facilitation.

Natural Resources Concessions and Development

Project Evaluation and Assessment

"Evaluation is a privileged tool for identifying the most effective and efficient ways of managing assistance programs."
      James D. Wolfensohn
      Former President of World Bank

Our team of evaluators provides consulting in program and project assessment, including: impact evaluation which aims at systematic identification of the effects (positive or negative, intended or not) on individual households, institutions, and the environment caused by a given program or project.

Evaluating Border Management and Modernization

Our technical team has direct relevant experience and understanding of the trade and transportation facilitation environment in African countries. Our understanding of the efforts being taken by national governments, including customs modernization and infrastructure rehabilitation allows us to bring immediate value to development projects and successfully conduct evaluations and assessments.

E-Ternational supports multifaceted international development projects focused on transportation, trade, governance, energy use, monitoring and evaluation, project assessment and evaluation, regulatory assessment, and capacity building.

Our primary services focus on these areas:

  • Trade and Transport Facilitation Assessment
  • Regulatory Assessment of Frameworks
  • Complex impacts of projects on communities
  • Independent assessment of overall benefits of project operations
  • Unintended consequences of infrastructure projects
  • International development project assessment and monitoring

Trade Facilitation and Development

Our Trade and Transport Facilitation practice supports multilateral donor agencies working with national governments to improve the flow of internationally traded merchandise across borders. Trade facilitation refers to the development, harmonization and implementation of rules and procedures that govern how goods cross borders. This includes support to institutions that implement trade rules and regulations, such as customs authorities, standards accreditation bodies, port management authorities and others.

Our approach to trade and transport diagnostics includes:

  • The World Bank's Trade and Transport Facilitation Assessment;
  • Disaggregate evaluations including corridor analysis, sector analysis, and non-containerized merchandise trade;
  • Trade facilitation for inclusive growth and poverty reduction;
  • Public-Private Partnerships role in trade and transport facilitation;
  • Trade facilitation and transport infrastructure, and
  • Leveraging concession infrastructure towards trade facilitation.

Our approach supports multilateral donor agencies that are working with national governments to:

  • Identify obstacles that impedes the efficient and cost-effective cross-border movement of exports and imports;
  • Identify issues affecting the cost and efficiency of a country’s international trade;
  • Develop measures to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of international trade;
  • Assist in the implementation of those measures, and
  • Monitor the impact of measures using detailed indicators.