"One of the major issues that Government has been grappling with is the eradication of poverty and to reduce the scourge of HIV/AIDS. BIDPA shares the concern as it believes that eradicating poverty is a shared responsibility between government and the international community. Additionally, while BIDPA continued to carry out research that aims to address the various policy issues, the challenge is to ensure that policy analysis carried by BIDPA also specifically spells out the Vision 2016 pillars as enshrined in the Vision 2016 document. Key among these would be to give impetus to the role of trade in poverty reduction, as well as economic growth and development. The major challenge would be to get adequate financial support from both Government and donor agencies."