STAT20-1

Title of the activity
Regional workshop on Trade in Value Added Statistics and Global Value Chains for Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus (CEECAC) countries
Activity Type
Regional
Description
The course is targeted at trade statisticians and economist-statisticians from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus (CEECAC) involved in the compilation of trade-related statistics and/or the analysis of international trade.
The course addresses the concepts and the statistical approach of Trade in Value Added (TiVA) as well as the different ways to assess the impact of Global Value Chains (GVCs) on trade. Individual sessions will cover a wide range of topics related to TiVA and GVCs with a large focus on the statistics and methodology underlying TiVA data, the detailed presentation of TiVA-GVC indicators most commonly used for trade analysis as well as the key trade policy messages arising from TiVA.
In addition to presentations, live demos and interactive hands-on-exercises will be organized to assist the trainees in using TiVA online databases and demonstrate the way TiVA indicators are compiled.
Host Country
Austria
Venue
Vienna
Trade topic
Statistics
Start Date
End Date
1 - Fluency in English, with an excellent ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing.
2- Excellent knowledge and significant professional experience in international trade statistics (merchandise and/or services' trade).
3- Advanced skills in Excel software and in the use of online statistical databases (for hands-on exercises).
4- Basic knowledge of: National accounts statistics (GDP, value added, Supply-Use tables). Global value chains.
5- Preference will be given to candidates having successfully completed the WTO e-learning course "Introduction to the WTO" (see https://wtoelearning.csod.com).
Target Audience
Government officials
English
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
eAR Status
Approved