Friday, July 3, 2015

Scholarships available: Third edition of Vi online course on trade and poverty - Deadline: July 31

Dear Vi friends,

The Vi is now accepting applications from researchers and university lecturers from developing and transition countries for the third edition of its online course on trade and poverty analysis, scheduled for September 14 to November 29. Funded by the Government of Finland, the course will provide participants with the empirical tools needed to assess the impact of trade and trade-related policies on poverty and income distribution.

In addition to strengthening teaching and research capacities in participants' countries, the course aims to support governments in the design of pro-poor trade policies conducive to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.

All selected participants will be exempt from course fees, and will receive the course DVD including the Vi teaching material on trade and poverty, free-of-charge.

As a hands-on technical course, the pedagogical approach emphasizes data manipulation and the use of econometric tools. Applicants must, therefore, have knowledge of STATA and trade theory and policy, as well as a Master's degree in Economics and excellent knowledge of English. Participants with passing grades in all course activities will receive a certificate of completion.

Applications, including CV and letter of institutional support, must be submitted online no later than July 31.

Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 917 5823 Fax: +41-22 917 0050

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