| 25 Feb 2019 | by

SheTrades Outlook

Within the context of the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades in the Commonwealth project, funded by the Government of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, SheTrades Outlook is an innovative policy tool that promotes trade and women’s economic empowerment. The tool provides quantifiable, measurable, and comparable indicators across countries related to both trade and gender.

The Outlook promotes cooperation at all levels to share knowledge, compare experiences, and identify good practices. The tool encompasses a diversity of challenges and policy experiences to better channel financial and technical assistance for women’s economic empowerment.

What does it do?

Assists stakeholders to assess, monitor, and improve how the institutional ecosystem supports women’s participation in international trade by:  

  • - Encouraging evidence-based policy-making by mapping ecosystems, identifying gaps, and reaching consensus on high impact policy measures
  • - Putting trade and gender firmly on national, regional and global agendas
  • - Monitoring progress over time and enabling comparisons across countries
  • Who can use the tool?
  • Policy-makers, Trade and Investment Support Institutions, Development Partners, Corporates, Women’s Business Associations, Others

What topics are covered?

Pilot Phase and Roll Out:

ITC SheTrades is currently completing the pilot phase of SheTrades Outlook by focusing on 5 countries, selected based on levels of economic development, regional representation, and political will. ITC will work deliver national workshops and conduct pilot surveys with the support of national consultants.

Afterwards, ITC will use the feedback from stakeholder engagement to make necessary adjustments and roll out the methodology in 20 Commonwealth countries.

Digital Tool (Coming Soon in 2020):

Users will be able to access:

  • SheTrades Outlook Indicators
  • - Tailor-made pages embedded into national portals
  • - Data comparable across countries and indicators
  • - Good practices briefs
  • - Additional documents and resources
  • SheTrades Outlook Events





Resources (Below)

Malaysia workshop and pilot survey

24 Jan – 28 Jan  2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Public-Private Dialogue on Women in the Digital Economy and International Trade

29-30 January 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


- Outcome Document on SheTrades Outlook sessions 

- PDF presentations 

Side event at Commission on the Status of Women

11 March 2019

New York, USA

In progress


Jamaica workshop and pilot survey 19 March 2019 Kingston, Jamaica  In progress  
Ghana workshop and pilot survey 25March-2019 Accra, Ghana In progress   

Bangladesh workshop and pilot survey

April 2019

Dhaka, Bangladesh

In progress


Aid for Trade Global Review

July 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

In progress


Public Forum 2018

Sept 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

More information coming soon


Meeting Documents (Download below):

Public-Private Dialogue on Women in the Digital Economy and International Trade - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan 2019

SheTrades Outlook Jamaica Pilot Workshop - Kingston, Jamaica, March 2019

Download presentations below:
SheTrades Outlook Bangladesh Pilot Workshop - Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 2019

SheTrades Outlook Ghana Roundtable and Pilot Workshop - Accra, Ghana March 2019