Workshop on Gender Review of STPF 2018-23 Proposals

The Ministry of Commerce has developed its Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2018-23 with the aim to schematically construct a trade policy that ensures equal distribution of benefits across genders. As a key contributory step toward accomplishing this objective, the Ministry of Commerce and USAID Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activities (PREIA) organised a workshop, held on 4-5th August 2018, in Bhurban to review and assess presented proposals for mainstreaming gender in trade policy in the light of sustainability, risk, and best practices. Based on the discussions and assessments, the Ministry produced a draft of the STPF, which, on the advice of the Ministry was sent to NCSW to vet the document, and provide its thorough input before the finalisation of the document.