A capacity building workshop on “Trade Flows and Trade Policy Analysis” will be held in Dhaka from October 7 to 11.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) and Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) are jointly organising the workshop.
The workshop will focus on developing research skills and tools for trade analysis, said a press release. The workshop is aimed to cover essential approaches for trade analysis including analyzing trade flows and quantifying trade policy impacts.
Core trade models such as the gravity model will be introduced and analytical software packages will be presented through hands on training sessions.
Participants will also be invited to discuss their individual research projects and will get feedback on how they can be strengthened to incorporate the new techniques and approaches that the course will impart.
As this capacity building programme is tailored for researchers who are still developing their research capacity to full potential, participants aged 40 and above are discouraged from applying.
“Participants should have some prior experience in conducting research in the area of trade, trade facilitation and trade integration and be interested in deepening their knowledge and conducting further research in this area,” said one of the organisers.
BFIT requests interested organisations to nominate officials for the workshop as per its guideline immediately.