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Formative Process Research on Regional Integration in Southern Africa (FOPRISA)

FOPRISA was established to assist with and contribute to progress with the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) complex institutional restructuring processes, as well as to improve the prospects for regional integration and poverty alleviation. Its overall objective was to strengthen the capacity of the SADC Secretariat in policy development, implementation and coordination. The programme was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) with a contribution of USD 2.6 million and ran from 2005 to 2009. The Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) housed FOPRISA and was its main coordinating and administrative agency. Other participating institutions included the Christian Michelsen Institute, the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), the University of Botswana, the Namibia Economic Policy Research Unit and the Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania.

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WTO Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF)

Norway contributed USD 1.73 million to the DDAGTF in 2011. The fund finances the implementation of the WTO Annual TA Plan, which is aimed at enhancing the ability of developing countries to participate effectively in the WTO negotiations and ensure they fully benefit from the results achieved.