dom. May 19th, 2019

Concluye en OMC curso de formación para economías en desarrollo

Un total de 26 funcionarios públicos procedentes de todo el mundo han participado en el Curso Avanzado sobre el Análisis Económico de la Política Comercial que se celebró en la OMC del 26 de julio al 3 de agosto de 2018. En el curso se enseñó a los participantes cómo llevar a cabo investigaciones sobre política comercial, recopilar datos y realizar análisis cuantitativos de manera autónoma.

(de momento sólo en inglés)

The course highlighted the importance of analyzing economic data and assessing the impact of trade policy decisions at the national level and in multilateral, regional and bilateral trade negotiations. Participants became familiar with sources of data and methodologies to analyze trade and trade policy, including to estimate the impact of certain determinants on trade flows, and to calculate trade policy indicators. The course also provided a platform to discuss ways of enhancing the use of research in policy making.

The course was opened by the WTO’s Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun. In his address, he said that analyzing the economic effects of trade policy quantitatively can be very useful in helping WTO members formulate efficient trade policies.

The activity is based on two joint UNCTAD/WTO publications, “A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis” and “An Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis“. Participants also heard from Professor Yoto Yotov of the American University Drexel about the latest advances in trade policy analysis, including a model to simulate the long-term impact of trade policy changes.

The chief of the Course Design and Training Section of the WTO’s Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC), Raymundo Valdés, closed the course by encouraging the participants to use the tools they learned, including by sharing among their colleagues, to support well-informed policy making.

The course – designed by Marc Bacchetta, Cosimo Beverelli, Jose-Antonio Monteiro and Roberta Piermartini of the WTO’s Economic Research and Statistics Division – was delivered jointly with the ITTC and was offered as part of the WTO’s technical assistance and capacity building courses. It represents the highest level of “specialist” training within the WTO’s progressive learning framework.

The course programme is available here.

List of participants:

Sonia Mabel LEONARGENTINA
Gaoakanye TAPENGBOTSWANA
Helio SILVA FILHOBRAZIL
David Andrés IBANEZ PARRACOLOMBIA
Jose Maria MUNNE CACERESDOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Víctor Manuel ANDRADE DIAZECUADOR
Ketevan CHAPIDZEGEORGIA
Alfred Antwi ANNORGHANA
Ditya Agung NURDIANTOINDONESIA
Moawiah ABDEL RAUOF AHMAD ATIATJORDAN
Soraya Farah RAMJANALLY NUTHAYMAURITIUS
Hajar EZ-ZAHERMOROCCO
Kay KHAING KYAWMYANMAR
Tarka Raj BHATTANEPAL
Walter Luis Baldovino BENITEZ MELGAREJOPARAGUAY
Mikhail KUTKINRUSSIAN FEDERATION
Bali Kaur SODHISINGAPORE
Thembekile MLANGENISOUTH AFRICA
Thavishya Dakshini MULLEGAMGODASRI LANKA
Po-Hsuan TSAICHINESE TAIPEI
Mawusse Komlagan Nezan OKEYTOGO
Kriyaa BALRAMSINGHTRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Ceren GUNDOGDUTURKEY
Allan Mugarura NDAGIJEUGANDA
José Pedro RÍOS VALDEZURUGUAY
Oliver KAONGAZAMBIA

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