Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD’s flagship training course for policy makers on an integrated perspective to trade and development

http://p166.unctad.org

Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development • Objective – what is to be achieved and how? • Target audience • Impact • Challenges .

Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development The idea behind this Objective (P166 Bangkok Plan of Action) is to Enhance the knowledge and skills of policy makers on the inter-relationship between trade. finance. . investment and development Strengthen their policy formulation and implementation capacity and negotiation skills at the bilateral. regional and multilateral levels.

Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Objective Enhance support to Geneva based missions especially in deliberations at the multilateral level. Understand and appreciate the analytical and practical work at UNCTAD that are built into the curricula of the training course. .

empirical studies. . Vi member universities and experiences of national experts for coherence Deliver . technical cooperation activities Structure program to take into account regional specificities – past evaluations. research. on-going studies. problem solving.to fine tune program Collaborate with experts at UN Regional Commissions.Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Objective Design course content from UNCTAD’s work on trade and development. group work. simulation exercise. in-house discussions . exchange of experiences.lectures. case studies. analytical reports.

Geneva based delegates – invited through Geneva PMs. Economists. . UNDP country offices. Ministries. Central bankers. Investment experts.Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Target audience Government: Trade policy officials. Academia: Academics in universities and research institutes – who teach and research in these areas – invited through Vi network.

Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda Target audience United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Asia and Pacific 50 Latin America/Caribbean 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 40 30 20 10 0 2001 2002 2004 2006 Africa 2001 2002 2004 2007 .

interesting? AND …….Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development IMPACT Measured at the end of each regional course – has the learning been useful. enriching. Six months after the end of each course – how exactly has this learning been applied. where. how? .

impact on local industries and linkages with TNCs . trade related areas. finance and investment matters Increased awareness at the diverse policy conditions to attain competitiveness Can better identify these issues and understand their treatment in trade negotiations Can draft effective policy proposals for decision makers.Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Impact Improvement in knowledge on various trade.

higher level of motivation .learn and understand further these issues Understand better country's negotiating position. regional and multilateral trading negotiations Regard the high value added of the course and its pedagogic approach Feedback from supervisors – recognize high value of the course content and its relevance to jobs performed . contribute to country's bilateral.Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Impact Personal development .

.Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Challenges: Design new courses for 2008-2009 .how to do better what is now being done well – review needs of stakeholders for capacity building in the area of trade and development.

Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Challenges Conduct annual rather than bi-annual courses Stylise course for parliamentarians and decision makers Secure predictable funding for continued long term support to this program .

9170050 Email: mohan.9172561 Fax: +41.unctad.22.org .org Website: http://p166.22.panicker@unctad.Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda United Nations Conference on Trade and Development CONTACT: Mohan Panicker Project Coordinator/P166 NTTCB Branch – SITE Division Tel: +41.

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