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e-Learning course on Trade in Service Statistics

The distance-learning course on Trade in Service Statistics organized by WTO and UNCTAD from 18th September to 27th October 2017, response to several demands for technical assistance in the compilation of trade-in-services statistics and addresses directly the aims of Goal 17 of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (Partnership for the Goals). It has been developed jointly by UNCTAD (TrainForTrade and Statistics branch), the World Trade Organization and the UN Statistics Division and has also benefited from the close collaboration of the Inter-Agency Task Force on “Statistics on International Trade”.

More than 30 participants (10 Women) from 22 countries will participate in the distance learning that aims to raise awareness of Trade in Services “Statistics and its concepts, enhance statisticians” ability to do their work, and to help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010).

The primary target are compilers and producers of data (Statistics on International trade in services, Balance of Payments (BoP); Business statistics, etc.- and secondary target is constituted of: Data users: Ministries (Tourism, Trade, Economy, Finance); and other industry players (economists, lawyers, etc.).

The course will be conducted through TrainForTrade’s distance training platform. In this platform participants will have access to manuals, to multimedia presentations, to module exams, opinion surveys and forums created for each module for discussions with the instructor and other participants. At the end of the course, participants that have successfully approved the 5 modules and have participated in the forums will receive UNCTAD’s certificate. A face-to-face follow-up will be organized from 6th to 10th November 2017 at the WTO.

New on-line course on Trade in Services Statistics for LDCs starts on 3 October

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On Monday, 3 October 2016, the new on-line course on Trade in Services Statistics for LDCs will take off with the first module on the Importance of Statistics on International Trade in Services. The course was developed by UNCTAD/TrainForTrade (TFT) in collaboration with UNCTAD/Stats and WTO. For this purpose, the TFT team filmed the heads of the UNCTAD- and WTO statistics departments giving an introduction for the video content of the modules.

The main objectives of this new course are to raise awareness of Trade in Services’ Statistics and its concepts, enhance statisticians’ ability to do their work and help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010). The course includes 6 distance learning modules with interactive assessments and links to communication tools for online interaction.

24 statisticians and data users (8 women) from developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific are going to benefit from this training.

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Contacts:  Dominique.chantrel@unctad.org , mark.assaf@unctad.org

Distance Learning course on Trade in Service Statistics

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The distance-learning course on Trade in Service Statistics organized by Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Secreataría de Integración Económica Centroamericana (SIECA) and UNCTAD from 1st March to 10th April 2016, response to several demands for technical assistance in the compilation of trade-in-services statistics and addresses directly the aims of Goal 17 of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. It has been developed jointly by UNCTAD, the World Trade Organization and the UN Statistics Division and has also benefited from the close collaboration of the Inter-Agency Task Force on ‘Statistics of International Trade.

More than 230 participants from 27 countries will participate in the distance learning that aims to raise awareness of Trade in Services’ Statistics and its concepts, enhance statisticians’ ability to do their work, and to help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010).

The Primary Target are Compilers and producers of data (Statistics on International trade in services, Balance of Payments (BoP); Business statistics, etc.- and Secondary Target: Data users: Ministries (Tourism, Trade, Economy, Finance); Other industry players (economists, lawyers, etc.).

The course will be conducted through TrainForTrade’s distance training platform. In this platform participants will have access to manuals, to multimedia presentations, to module exams, opinion surveys and forums created for each module for discussions with the instructor and other participants. At the end of the course, participants that have successfully approved the 6 modules and have participated in the forums will receive UNCTAD’s certificate.

Agenda of the course