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 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
2 December 2021