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Good trade policy development is dependent on capacity of system of actors, not just capacity of individuals. Effective trade policy capacity strengthening should be aligned with national development priorities and focus on decisions that have to be made. Technical expertise used to develop templates for policy issues, agreed with ministry and approved by the minister – officials then trained on tasks related to the templates ensuring that officials do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.