Progressive Regional Action and Cooperation on Trade (PROACT)

Following the successful implementation of the first and second phases of PROACT, the third phase of the programme was implemented from July 2004 to June 2007 with support from Novib, The Netherlands. PROACT–Phase III aimed at building the capacity of CSOs of the region, thereby contributing to create an atmosphere conducive to the formation of and commitment to a common position of SAARC countries during WTO negotiations by taking the "development dimension" into consideration.