Find below Trade tools used by different International organisations


The LPI is an interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance – the LPI 2010 allow for comparisons across 155 countries.


The DAC databases cover bilateral and multilateral donors’ aid and other resource flows to developing countries in two separate databases:

  • The DAC annual aggregates database, which provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows;
  • The Creditor Reporting System (CRS), which provides detailed information on individual aid activities, such as sectors, countries, project descriptions etc.

ITC- Market Analysis Tools

The International Trade Centre has developed five web portals: Trade Map, Market Access Map, Investment Map, Trade Competitiveness Map and Product Map to enhance the transparency of global trade and market access and to help users in their market analyses.


ECOWAS has embarked on the harmonisation of economic and financial policies through a multilateral surveillance mechanism adopted in December 1999 by the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. Comparable economic data are an essential requirement for the evaluation of the process. ECOSTAT provides data and metadata as well as useful contact addresses.

World Bank – Doing Business

The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level. The ease of doing business index ranks economies from 1 to 183.