- Susana Olivares
Sixty-five academics and government officials from 34 countries successfully completed the fourth edition of the Vi online course on Trade and Poverty Analysis, held June 4 to August 19.
Funded by the Government of Finland, the course provided participants the empirical tools needed to assess the impact of trade and trade-related policies on poverty and income distribution. The ultimate goal of the course is to support governments in the design of pro-poor trade policies conducive to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Government representatives participating in the course reported that they feel better qualified to evaluate how trade policy implemented or envisioned may affect the most vulnerable in their countries.