Regional East African Integration Programme (REAP)
The overall goal of REAP is to increase growth and reduce poverty in East Africa by delivering significant strategic support to the East African Community’s (EAC) regional integration process, improving the region’s transport corridors and reducing the costs of trade and doing business in East Africa. The programme is implemented through TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), a non-profit organization that provides a long term focus on building East African regional integration capacity and acts as a platform for scaling-up AfT. TMEA’s areas of focus are trade-related infrastructure, corridor development, regional investment climate harmonization, export development, trade facilitation and coping with the social and environmental adjustment costs of deeper integration and rapid export-led growth.
Other donors contributing to this trust fund are the Netherlands, Canada and Belgium. The Danish government also supports the EAC Secretariat, with plans for increasing this support in the future.