A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development

Teaching materials

To address the lack of university-level learning resources focusing on the experience of developing countries, the Vi develops teaching material that is accessible, up-to-date and policy-oriented. The material is used in whole or in part for course preparation or as background reading.
Based on recent feedback from the network’s teachers, 90 per cent of the respondents used the Vi teaching materials with an average of 540 students.
To make the material more relevant to their countries’ realities, the Vi supports universities in adapting – or “localizing” – the material to their specific needs, by adding local case studies and data or by translating the material into their own languages. Since 2004, the Vi has produced 13 sets of teaching materials, which have generated 30 adaptations to the contexts of 16 countries, as well as translations into Arabic, Chinese, French, Nepali, Persian, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Since 2007, the Vi has also been contributing to the enrichment of members’ libraries with semi-annual shipments of UNCTAD publications and Vi teaching materials and resources. So far, the Vi has distributed 21,700 books, research reports and CDs to the membership.
Teaching materials are only accessible to members of the network if they are logged in to the site.


Title Created Date Hits
A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis (2012) 28 June 2012 Hits: 3078
An Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis: The Structural Gravity Model (2016) 18 November 2016 Hits: 154
Compendium of Teaching Materials on the International Trading System (2011) 13 April 2011 Hits: 3667
Matériel de Formation en Economie de la Production et du Commerce des Produits de Base (2007, 2010) 13 October 2010 Hits: 4046
Teaching materials on World Trade Organization law (2010, 2011) 10 October 2012 Hits: 2878
Trade policies, household welfare and poverty alleviation 10 September 2014 Hits: 1249
Training Module on Trade Policy and Foreign Trade Performance in Tanzania (2011) 13 April 2011 Hits: 3104
Vi Teaching Material on Competitiveness and Development (2005) 28 January 2008 Hits: 5686
Vi Teaching Material on Contemporary Issues in International Macroeconomics, Trade and Finance (2012) 02 July 2012 Hits: 5217
Vi Teaching Material on Economic and Legal Aspects of Foreign Direct Investment (2010) 04 February 2008 Hits: 7978
Vi Teaching Material on Environmental Economics with an International Dimension (2008) 28 September 2009 Hits: 4688
Vi Teaching Material on Multilateral Trade Negotiations - Introduction (2011) 24 January 2012 Hits: 2389
Vi Teaching Material on Regional Trade Agreements (2010) 14 January 2008 Hits: 9954
Vi Teaching Material on Structural Transformation and Industrial Policy (2016) 26 September 2016 Hits: 242
Vi Teaching Material on the Economics of Commodities Production and Trade (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012) 28 January 2008 Hits: 9507
Vi Teaching Material on Trade and Gender (2015) 10 April 2015 Hits: 1057
Vi Teaching Material on Trade and Poverty (2010) 03 July 2008 Hits: 6004
Vi Teaching Material on Trade Policy Analysis (2008) 28 March 2008 Hits: 4798
Vi Teaching Material on Trade, the Environment and Sustainable Development: Transition to a Low-carbon Economy (2016) 29 September 2016 Hits: 270
Vi Teaching Material on Transfer of Technology (2012) 19 September 2008 Hits: 5212