Trade and Competitiveness Activity (TCA)
USAID Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform (TRR) in USAID’s Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)
SEGURA Consulting LLC
September 2017 – September 2022
The best way to combat global poverty is through thriving and diversified economies, robust trade, and the creation of new businesses and new jobs. USAID’s Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform (TRR) advances the Agency’s work on trade, investment, and private sector development. TRR provides direct support and expertise to USAID teams and host country governments around the world, to design, implement, and evaluate solutions for economic prosperity.
To succeed in this work, TRR needs a deep bench of technical experts, who can be deployed quickly to advise, solve problems, and shape activities across a wide range of country contexts and complex business and trade issues.
Resonance heads the Trade and Competitiveness Activity (TCA) to support TRR in providing rapid response, technical expertise, and training to USAID teams around the world as they work to design and implement programming for trade and economic development. TCA is TRR’s main tool for piloting new solutions and promoting best practices within USAID to advance trade, private sector development, and competitiveness.
To lead TCA, Resonance draws on our network of experts in trade facilitation, business enabling environment, transport and logistics, investment promotion, regulatory reform, regional integration, market systems development, and multi-stakeholder alliance building.
TCA’s work is divided into the following key areas:
TCA has supported nearly 100 different teams within USAID, local governments, and key stakeholder organizations on issues spanning tax reform, competitiveness, small business growth, and women’s economic empowerment. We have engaged over 800 participants through 25 different learning events, dialogue platforms, and knowledge products.
Specific activities and results include: