The Competitive Industries and Innovation Program (CIIP) is a unique global partnership that provides opportunities for collaboration and dialogue between governments, private sector, academia, international organizations, and many other stakeholders in developed, middle-income and developing countries.  

It serves as a global delivery platform mobilizing global expertise, operational know-how, and investment resources in support of industrial competitiveness efforts.  Its partners aim to utilize the CIIP to significantly scale up contemporary competitiveness efforts.

CIIP is a multi-donor partnership between the World Bank (IBRD and IDA), the European Union (EU), the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Secretariat (ACP), and the governments of Austria and Switzerland, along with Norway which joined CIIP in December 2014.  It is open to all interested public and private sector organizations.  

CIIP partners decided that CIIP will be set up as two World Bank-executed trust funds:

The governments of Austria, Switzerland and Norway along with the European Union, fund the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF). That Trust Fund has global focus and also funds all knowledge initiatives of the CIIP.

The European Union along with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Secretariat (ACP) finance the Single-Donor Trust Fund (SDTF) through the EU European Development Fund (EDF). That Trust Fund has specific geographic focus on the African, Caribbean, and Pacific states.

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