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UNCTAD and the Center for Industrial Policy and Development of Vi Turkish core member, the Istanbul Commerce University, invite Vi members to participate in the upcoming International Summer School & Workshop “Applied Industrial Policy (& Beyond),” which will take place September 4-5 .

The objective of this capacity-building event is to provide an overview of the process of structural transformation and its linkages with development, in order to equip participants with knowledge of the key policy instruments that could accelerate the gradual transformation of the economic structure.

The workshop targets researchers from universities and research centers, as well as civil servants. Applicants must have: (i) advanced knowledge of economic development and trade theory; and (ii) familiarity with statistics and econometric analysis. The sessions will be delivered in English by Murat Yulek of the Center for Industrial Policy and Development, Istanbul Commerce University, and Piergiuseppe Fortunato, of UNCATD's Division on Globalization and Development Strategies.

There is no participation fee. Financial assistance may be provided for travel and accommodation expenses (excluding dinners) to a small number applicants as available.

The number of places is limited and will be allocated to qualified candidates on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 25.

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