The ability to analyze trade issues is essential for all countries to design evidence-based policies and negotiation strategies for a sustained recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and achieving SDGs. This online workshop aims at building the capacity of researchers and policy analysts in developing countries to analyze trade issues and taking into account the long-run impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on value chains and digital trade flows. The online workshop, organized by UNESCAP, brings together in-house as well as partner expertise from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Organisation for Economic-Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The workshop targets applied researchers and analysts in academia, think tank institutions, and trade-related government agencies. We especially encourage participants who want to strengthen their understanding of value chain analysis, digital trade and related regulatory analysis, and/or who are or may be involved in the design of policies related to these issues.
The learning objectives of the workshop are:
- to develop an understanding on new normal trade issues, including value chains, services and digital trade.
- to establish an appreciation of frameworks and methodologies to measure and analyze trade in value added and trade policy to address the hyper-dependent economic environment and acceleration of digital transformation
- to familiarize participants with sources of data and tools for analyzing trade in value added and digital trade policy
- to build practical skills in using the data and tools in policy-oriented research and develop policy recommendations to promote value chain and digital trade for sustainable development
Structure of the workshop
The workshop includes live discussions, and self-studying sessions during which participants will be required to watch VDO lectures and complete exercises. Participants will be required to bring results to discuss in live sessions with the workshop facilitator(s).
2 December 2021