The Vi is now accepting applications from researchers and university lecturers from developing countries and countries with economies in transition for the fourth edition of its online course on trade and poverty analysis, scheduled for June 4 to August 19 2018. Funded by the Government of Finland, the course will provide participants with the empirical tools needed to assess the impact of trade and trade-related policies on poverty and income distribution. In addition to strengthening teaching and research capacities in participants' countries, the course aims to support governments in the design of pro-poor trade policies conducive to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
All selected participants will be exempt from course fees, and will receive the course DVD including the Vi teaching material on trade and poverty, free-of-charge. As a hands-on technical course, the pedagogical approach emphasizes data manipulation and the use of econometric tools. Applicants must, therefore, have knowledge of Stata and trade theory and policy, as well as a Master's degree in Economics and excellent knowledge of English. Participants with passing grades in all course activities will receive a certificate of completion.
Applications, including CV and letter of institutional support, must be submitted online no later than May 13.