Saturday, July 25, 2015

Upcoming deadline: Virtual Institute online course on trade and poverty analysis

Dear Vi friends,

The deadline for applying for the third edition of the Virtual Institute online course on trade and poverty analysis is fast approaching.

Scheduled for September 14 to November 29, the course will provide researchers from developing countries with the empirical tools needed to assess the impact of trade and trade-related policies on poverty and income distribution.

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.

Thanks to support from the Government of Finland, 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.

Applications, including CV and letter of institutional support, must be submitted online no later than July 31. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

I hope you find this information useful and that you will circulate widely among your professional contacts in academia, civil society and government.

Best regards,

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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