Special Topics Training

Evidence-based trade policymaking and analysisTrade and trade-policy indicators

September 14-28, 2020

Trade flow among countries determines the economic benefits countries gain from trade. For many Asian developing countries, agricultural and food trade is an important engine for agricultural growth. The global COVID-19 Pandemic and responses from different countries to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 can have profound implications for trade among countries in Asia. The ability to use trade flow data for analyses is important for decision making related to trade policies. Under the USAID funded Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI) Innovation Laboratory, MSU, IFPRI, Kasetsart University, and UNESCAP with other partners will offer the trade flow analysis training to selected partnering institutions in Asia.


Policy researchers and policy analysts in the policy research institutions and academic institutions in selected Asian developing countries are the main participants of this workshop. In the first round of the training that is going to be organized through a set of virtual workshop sessions, participants are expected to come from Cambodia, East Timor, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Thailand. In order to prepare for the training and maximize the benefits from the online training workshop, participants are expected to read the workshop materials and get familiar with the trade datasets shared in advance. The number of participants will be restricted to 3 representatives from each country in the PRCI consortium so that appropriate support in online training can be guaranteed.