The Guide to enhancing Trade Information Portals proposes a governance framework and guidelines that can be used as an assessment and improvement roadmap, especially for assessing the current or as-is conditions of an existing Trade Information Portals (TIPs), and then generating recommendations for further enhancing its quality and impacts. The readers of this guide will learn how to evaluate and generate recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness and the sustainability of TIPs.
The sections in this Guide contain the following content:
Section 1 presents objectives and challenges of TIPs;
Section 2 proposes a framework for effective and sustainable TIPs;
Section 3 elaborates on how to consolidate and publish effective contents;
Section 4 discusses on evaluating TIP features, functions and performance ;
Section 5 discusses on measuring and improving high-impact quality attributes;
Section 6 describes use of the Maturity Roadmap Model for ensuring highly effective TIPs;
Section 7 proposes measures to be taken for possible enhancement of TIPs;
The References provides sources for which any reference is made in the Guide;
Annex I (a) and (b) provide a template for a country’s TIP assessment report and guidelines for completing a template for a country TIP assessment report; and
Separate annexes provide case studies on TIPs.
Readers of the Guide are recommended to take the online course on enhancing Trade Information Portals (TIPs). The online course is available HERE.