Evidence-based policymaking to facilitate deeper integration of Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): Trade-in-value added analysis

6 Oct 2020 to 7 Oct 2020
Online, Asia Pacific
By invitation only

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is organizing a Capacity Building Workshop on “Evidence-based policymaking to facilitate deeper integration of Asia and LAC: Trade-in-value added analysis” which is part of the FEALAC-funded project, co-implemented by ESCAP and ECLAC, on Value Chain Development for Deeper Integration of East Asia and Latin America. The workshop will be held virtually from 6 to 7 October 2020.

The purpose of the workshop is to improve the knowledge and understanding of policy analysts and applied policy researchers in Asia-Pacific region and beyond on evidence-based policymaking to facilitate deepening integration between Asia and LAC through value development. The workshop will focus on the input-output approach for formulating supportive trade and industrial policy for international value chain development.

The workshop will be held online. The structure of the workshop will alternate between live discussions, and self-study sessions during which participants will be required to watch VDO lectures and complete assignments, including discussion questions and empirical exercises. Participants will be required to present results in live session(s) with the workshop facilitator(s). Targeted participants are 40 policy researchers, analysts, and statisticians working in government departments, think-tank and academic institutes and focusing on international trade and industrial policies in Asia-Pacific region, Latin America region and beyond. The workshop will be conducted in English.

Training material

A user guide on "Measuring Participation in Global Value Chains, and Developing Supportive Policies" is available from https://www.unescap.org/resources/gvc-analysis-guide.

Eligibility and requirements

Priority will be given, but not limited to applicants from Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions. Statisticians, policy researchers and analysts affiliated with ARTNeT member institutions as well as from the relevant Government departments, think tank and academic institutes are eligible to submit applications. Applicants should meet the following criteria:

• Fluency in the English language
• A good knowledge and/or direct responsibility for research and analysis focusing, in particular, on input-output, trade and international value chains.
• Be interested in deepening their knowledge and conducting empirical analysis in this area.

ESCAP Secretariat reserves the right to reject candidates based on the strength of submitted applications and resource availability.

Submission of application: CLOSED

For further questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Nattabhon Narongkachavana ([email protected]).

Additional Documents

Data sheet: wwz-adb-lac
Discussion Question and Empirical Exercise