Virtual Institute Teaching Material on Trade and Gender

This teaching material was developed by the Virtual Institute and the UNCTAD Trade, Gender and Development Section. Its aim is to help academics from developing and transition countries strengthen their teaching and research capacities on trade and gender, and to enhance the capacity of relevant stakeholders to mainstream gender into trade policy.

Volume 1, entitled "Unfolding the links", provides readers with the knowledge needed to analyze the two-way relationship between trade and gender. It introduces the concepts of "trade" and "gender", and combines theory on the interaction between trade and gender with a discussion of empirical evidence.

Volume 2, entitled "Empirical analysis of the trade and gender links", takes the readers through the three principal methodologies used for the quantitative analysis of the link between trade and gender: the microeconomic approach, the macroeconomic approach and the sectoral approach.