Dear Vi friends,

The Virtual Institute, with support from the Government of Finland, is offering scholarships to participants of the fourth edition of its online course on trade and poverty analysis, to be held June 4 to August 19.

Based on the Vi teaching material on trade and poverty, the objective of the course is to provide participants with the empirical tools needed to assess the impact of trade and trade-related policies on poverty and income distribution. In addition to strengthening teaching and research capacities in participants’ countries, the course aims to support governments in the design of pro-poor trade policies conducive to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Academics, policymakers and representatives of civil society from developing countries and countries with economies in transition are eligible to participate. Applicants must have knowledge of Stata and trade theory and policy, as well as a Master’s degree in Economics and excellent knowledge of English.

The deadline for applications is May 13.

I hope to see many of you in the course, and that you will distribute this call for applications widely among your own networks.

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