UNCTAD’s Division on Globalization and Development Strategies hosted its second annual “Summer School”in Geneva, from August 26th to 30th, co-organized with the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s (INET) Young Scholars Initiative. The weeklong gathering drew policymakers and scholars of all ages from 40, mostly developing countries.
Now more than ever, there is a real opportunity for building lasting peace through shared prosperity in the Middle East, says a new UNCTAD report.The potential olive branch, according to “The Economic Cost of Occupation for the Palestinian People: The Unrealized Oil and Natural Gas Potential”, published by UNCTAD’s Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, is the abundant oil and gas fields discovered in the eastern Mediterranean in recent years. Estimated at over US$500 billion, these deep-sea reserves are claimed by Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Cyprus.
In an effort to enhance knowledge about the links between structural transformation, industrial policy and development, the UNCTAD Virtual Institute (Vi) developed this online course for stakeholders in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The seven-week course is based on the Vi teaching material on structural transformation and industrial policy and will be held from July 8 to August 25.
The course targets academics (from universities and research centres), policymakers, and representatives of civil society in developing and countries with economies in transition involved in research, teaching, policy formulation and implementation, or field work in the area of development. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must hold a Master's degree in economics, international relations or political science, and have completed courses in development economics. Excellent knowledge of English, including technical terminology, is also required.
Participants with passing grades in the course will receive a certificate of completion.
Your application must include a completed application form, detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of nomination from your institution indicating its support of your application, and explaining how your participation in the course will contribute to your future work and the work of the institution.
The deadline for applications is June 30. Applications received thereafter or incomplete applications will not be considered. Selected participants will be notified July 5.
UNCTAD and the Ostim Technical University, in Ankara, Turkey invite Vi members to participate in UNCTAD’s International Autumn School 2019 “APPLIED INDUSTRIAL POLICY, THEORY, EMPIRICS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR EFFECTIVE POLICY DESIGN” which will take place 16-17 October 2019 in Ankara.
The aim of the school is to provide an overview of the structural transformation process and its linkages with development issues, and to equip participants with knowledge of the key policy instruments that could accelerate the gradual transformation of the economic structure.
“The Crisis of Multilateralism - Is a Global Green New Deal the Solution” Geneva, August 26-30, 2019
Organized with the support of:
Division of Globalization and Development Strategies - UNCTAD
Young Scholars Initiative – Institute for New Economic Thinking
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) are excited to invite you to UNCTAD Summer School 2019. The school will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland during August 26-30, 2019.The activity aims to bring together academics, policy experts, young policy makers and scholars to participate in an international debate on globalization and the management of its consequences for developing countries.
The theme for the UNCTAD Summer School 2019 is “Multilateralism, and Geneva Principles for a Global Green New Deal”.