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RIVA Value Chain Analyzer is an online tool for policy makers, analysts and researchers to better understand their economy’s integration in global value chains (GVCs). It provides data and indicators based on estimated trade in value added flows between 72 economies in 38 sectors for 2007, 2011 and 2017. It is available at https://riva.negotiatetrade.org.

The interactive and automated features provided on RIVA support analyses and policy decision making that require mapping GVC integration and linkages. In addition, it also allows for convenient cross-country comparisons and benchmarking. Through the provision of interactive visualizations, flexible data querying and automated country brief generation, the platform offers useful background information for policymaking and negotiation in an interconnected world.

RIVA Value Chain Analyzer version 1 (RIVA 1.0) has been  developed by Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Underlying data used in estimations came from the Asian Development Bank’s Multi-Regional Input Output Tables.

The launch of RIVA 1.0 will provide an opportunity to learn about the platform and participate in the discussion on how to better support policymakers in an interconnected world. For an introduction to RIVA please visit https://riva.negotiatetrade.org/intro/.

30 Jun 2021
09:00
09:10
Opening remarks
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Mr. Choi Jong Uk, Deputy Director-General, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
09:10
09:25
Demonstration of Value Chain Analyzer in RIVA

Ms. Witada Anukoonwattaka, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section (TPFS); Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP

09:25
10:10
Supporting policy-decision making in the interconnected world

Session moderator: Ms. Mia Mikic, Adviser at Large, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)

  • H.E. Ms. Kamrang Tekreth, Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia
  • Ms. Daria Taglioni, Research Manager, Trade and International Integration, Development Economics and Chief Economist, World Bank 
  • Ms. Elaine S. Tan, Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist and Director General, and Head, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit, Asian Development Bank
  • Mr. Biswajit Nag, Professor of Economics, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
10:10
10:30
Q&A

Closing Remarks:

  • Mr. José Durán Lima, Chief, Regional Integration Unit, Division of International Trade and Integration, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) 
  • Mr. Yann Duval, Officer-in-charge of TIID, and Chief of TPFS, ESCAP
Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Executive Secretary of the United Nations ESCAP
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Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific took office on 1 November 2018. Ms. Alisjahbana was Professor of Economics at Universitas Padjadjaran and was Minister of National Development Planning and the Head of the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesia from 2009 to 2014. In 2016, Ms. Alisjahbana was a member of the High-Level Independent Team of Advisors to support the ECOSOC Dialogue on the longer-term positioning of the United Nations for the 2030 Agenda. Ms. Alisjahbana obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington, United States.

Link to the webpage of the Executive Secretary of ESCAP

Mr. Choi Jong Uk
Mr. Choi Jong Uk
Deputy Director-General for Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Mr. Choi Jong Uk is currently the Deputy Director-General for Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Republic of Korea.

Since joining MOFA in 1997, he has serviced in many countries, in particular countries in Latin America and Europe. He was also the director of South America Division, and the director in International Energy Security Division in MOFA. He holds two master’s degrees, M.A. in International and Development Economics from Yale University, and M.A. in International Studies from Complutense University of Madrid.

Mr. Yann Duval
Mr. Yann Duval
Officer-in-Charge, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division and Chief of the Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, United Nations ESCAP
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Mr. Yann Duval is Officer-in-Charge of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division and Chief of the Trade Policy and Facilitation Section at the United Nations ESCAP. Over the past 19 years, he has conducted research and delivered technical assistance and advisory services on trade and development throughout Asia and the Pacific. Since joining ESCAP, he spearheaded the creation of the ESCAP-World Bank Trade Cost Database, as well as the UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. Over the past 11 years, he also led the ESCAP Secretariat team supporting the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade and Transport in Asia-Pacific and the negotiation of a UN treaty on the facilitation of cross-border paperless trade in Asia and the Pacific, which entered into force in 2021. Prior to joining the UN, Dr. Duval taught economics and management at the Washington State University and the Asian Institute of Technology. 

Mr. José Durán Lima
Mr. José Durán Lima
Chief, Regional Integration Unit, Division of International Trade and Integration, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
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Mr. José E. Durán Lima is currently an Economic Affairs Officer and Chief of the Regional Integration Unit at the Division of International Trade and Integration of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Previously, he was an Expert at the Unit on Investment and Corporate Strategies of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management at ECLAC from 1998-1999. He was previously an Associate Professor at the Catholic University Raúl Silva Henriquez in Santiago, Chile from 1998-2002 and the Institute for Executive Development also in Santiago from 2003-2006.

Mr. Duran earned his law degree from Vicente Rocafuerte University and his economics degree from Guayaquil University – both in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Barcelona in Spain.

He has more than 20 years’ experience as a researcher and consultant and has a particular interest in areas of research such as: Trade and social indicators, Regional Integration, Vertical Specialization, Export Promotions, International Trade, Asia Pacific, and General Equilibrium Models.

Ms. Witada Anukoonwattaka
Ms. Witada Anukoonwattaka 
Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section of the Trade and Investment Division in United Nations ESCAP
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Ms. Witada Anukoonwattaka is a core researcher for the division, in particular the Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, and leading the DigiSRII 1.0 project of ESCAP. Her research areas cover economic impacts of trade and investment policies as well as contemporary trade  issues of Asia-Pacific countries including trade tensions, global value chains, regional integration, services and digital-trade policies, and trade policies to support sustainable development.  She has also run and served as a resource person for capacity-building programmes, particularly those related to evidence-based policymaking and research. Before joining ESCAP, she was a lecturer of the Faculty of Economics at Thammasat University, Thailand, and also worked  in the advisory team of Thailand’s minister of industry, foreign affairs, and commissioner of Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. 

Ms. Mia Mikic
Ms. Mia Mikic
Advisor at Large, ARTNeT
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Ms. Mia Mikic is a trade economist with a keen interest in sustainable development and with a proven track record and experience in academia and international civil service. She coordinated ARTNeT from 2009 to 2021. She also served as a Director, Trade, Investment and innovation Division in United Nations ESCAP. Prior to her UN tenure, she was Head of the Department of Economic Theory, Professor of International Economics and  Director of Economic and Business International Program at the  University of Zagreb, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. She is the author of a number of reports, papers and has edited or co-edited several volumes on international economics, regional integration and development. She oversaw preparation of Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR), a flagship publication in area of trade and investment. Her current research and advisory work focus on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on trade and global value chains, frontier technologies and inclusive future of work, advocating for women as influencers in policymaking, services trade, and promotion of evidence-based policymaking. She is collaborating with several universities on modernising trade curricula. She has a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Zagreb.

H.E. Ms. Kamrang Tekreth
H.E. Ms. Kamrang Tekreth
Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia
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H.E. Dr. TEKRETH Kamrang is currently serving as the Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia, with extensive experiences in International Cooperation, International Trade, Trade Policy, Aid for Trade Program, Public Administration, Finance and Procurement. Her past involvement with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Rural Development also significantly contributed to the development of Cambodia.

She has been a role model inspiring and empowering many young women and individuals in Cambodia through her active participation in various activities, including community projects, international/national economic and business forums, capacity building projects, workshops and other significant events.

Her educational credentials are truly impressive. She attained her Medical Doctor degree from the University of Health Science, Cambodia, and then pursued her Master Degree in Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, United States. She also obtained several degrees in Economics, International Trade, Public Administration, and Human Resource Development.

Ms. Daria Taglioni
Ms. Daria Taglioni
Research Manager, Trade and International Integration, Development Economics and Chief Economist, World Bank
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Ms. Daria Taglioni is Research Manager, Trade and International Integration, Development Research Group. She joined the World Bank Group in 2011 as Senior Trade Economist in the International Trade Department of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM). Since then, she has held various positions and roles, including Team-Task Lead for the World Development Report 2020, Principal Economist in the International Finance Corporation, and World Bank’s Global Lead on Global Value Chains. Previously, she worked as Senior Economist at the European Central Bank (ECB) and as Economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, and other scholarly journals. Her work has been featured in international media outlet such as the New York Times and Forbes. She authored various books on international trade. She is Italian and holds a Ph.D. in International Economics from the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

Ms. Elaine S. Tan
Ms. Elaine S. Tan
Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist and Director General, Head, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit, ADB
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Ms. Elaine S. Tan is Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist and Director General, and Head, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank. Her work at ADB includes building statistical capacity in developing member economies; undertaking economic research using new data sources and methods; as well as providing support and policy advice to ADB operations. She holds a doctorate in economics from Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Mr. Biswajit Nag
Mr. Biswajit Nag
Professor of Economics, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
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Mr. Biswajit Nag is a Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. Involved in empirical economic research for more than two decades, he also has teaching experience in Germany, Italy, Tanzania and Ukraine. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan (2018-19). Earlier, he served the Poverty and Development Division of the UN-ESCAP, Bangkok (2003-04). He was also Chair Professor of India Studies in Ukraine sponsored by Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) in Jan-Feb 2014. Currently, he is one of the advisors on Global Value Chain at Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network (ARTNet) and advisory board member of UN-ESCAP’s E-learning courses on Trade and SDGs. He is also one of the advisory members to Infinite Sum Modelling, a US based Research Company and Deft Advisory and Research Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. Prof Nag has authored two books, edited two and wrote number of research papers in peer reviewed journals. He has completed number of projects for Government of India, international agencies (UN, IFC/World Bank, WTO, EU, JICA, DFID, and ADB etc.) and private sector. Prof Nag is currently specialising in Global Value Chain, Trade & Technology and Implication of Trade on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He teaches International Economics, Trade Analytics, Advance topics in Macroeconomics and Econometrics.

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