About the Course

Least Developed Countries(LDCs) in general and Low-income sub-Saharan African countries in particular have not been able to benefit from the growth of international trade and globalisation during the last decades. While most other developing countries have been growing and reducing poverty, the LDCs and the sub-Saharan African low-income countries have been left outside this process. One explanation for the poor results among these countries is an overall lack of knowledge of the functioning of the international trade system and the possibilities for LDCs to improve trading conditions through the development of proper trade policies and to negotiate better conditions for themselves in the multilateral and regional trade agreements.

With the purpose to broaden and deepen the understanding in LDCs of the importance of trade and trade policy for development, this course addresses key issues that officials working in trade related institutions must be abreast of. The course will therefore introduce participants to key concepts in the economics of trade and trade policy; key aspects of multilateral trade regulatory framework and how it relates to the various continental trade related regulatory frameworks and then conclude with a consideration of negotiations in international relations.

Expected Training Outcomes

  • Ability to think critically, strategically and independently on trade policy, trade regulation and trade negotiations subject matter.
  • Identify and understand basic determinants of trade and trade policy.
  • Analyse the economic implications for developing countries of different forms of trade regulations.
  • Understand and interpret the legal framework that regulates international trade
  • Exposing participants to the political economy questions of domestic, regional and international trade regulation

Fee and Other Costs

Fees and other costs

The fee for the programme will be US$ 2,500 this includes tuition, presentation material and other documentation. It also includes lunch and refreshments during each working day.