The UNCTAD Virtual Institute, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), with funding from the Government of Finland, are organizing a professional development workshop for researchers and university lecturers from the least developed countries and from low-income sub-Saharan African countries on tools and methods for trade and trade policy analysis. The workshop will take place in Geneva, October 10-14.
Applications must be received by July 15.
The objective of the workshop is to familiarize participants with sources of trade and trade policy data and the methodologies used for trade and trade policy analysis; to discuss ways of integrating such analysis into university programmes and participants' own research; and to identify ways of working with policymakers to facilitate the use of research and analysis in policymaking.
The workshop will begin with an introduction to trade as an instrument for development. Subsequent sessions will look at trade/trade policy research methodologies, quantification of trade flows and trade policy, and the use of the gravity and partial equilibrium models to analyze the effects of trade policy.
Each module, delivered by experts from the three organizations, will combine lectures, discussions and hands-on sessions.
The workshop will be conducted in English. Therefore, participants must have excellent knowledge of this language.
The UNCTAD Virtual Institute, through a grant from the Government of Finland, will cover the cost of travel (least costly fare), room and board, as well as course fees and workshop materials, for all selected participants. Participants will be responsible for obtaining valid visas and medical insurance for the duration of their stay in Geneva at their own cost.