Background  CONNEX Structure

CONNEX Structure




The CONNEX Initiative consists of three pillars of complementary approaches that aim to cumulatively achieve the Initiative’s objective.




















First Pillar – Information integration and accessibility

  • Setting up and maintaining an online resource portal that brings together relevant tools and resources as well as details on those who can provide expert support when negotiating large-scale investment contracts.

Second Pillar – Independence and quality of advice for concrete negotiations

  • Strengthening advisory support provided to low-income country governments in their negotiation of complex commercial contracts.
  • Ensuring support is more comprehensive and more responsive to government’s needs in order to ultimately contribute to fairer, more sustainable investment deals as drivers of development.
  • Applying the CONNEX Code of Conduct as a core element for improving the advice provided to developing countries.
  • Sharing of knowledge among existing support Providers.

Third Pillar – Building stakeholder’ capacities

  • Improving the delivery of capacity building methodologies ensure that low-income countries become better able to negotiate and monitor complex commercial contracts.