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Online Course on Trade and Gender


4 January – 21 February 2016


7 weeks


UNCTAD Virtual Institute






The course targets academics from universities and research centres, policymakers and representatives of civil society in developing and transition countries involved in research, teaching and policy formulation and implementation, or field work in the area of trade and gender. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The number of participants is limited to ensure appropriate support throughout the course. 

Certification type

Certificate of completion


The objective of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge needed to analyse the two-way relationship between trade and gender and ultimately produce gender-aware policy recommendations. To this end, the course introduces the concepts of trade and gender and combines theory on the interaction between trade and gender with empirical evidence. At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Look at the economy from a gender perspective 
  • Identify the channels through which trade impacts women’s economic empowerment and well-being and through which gender inequality impacts trade performance and competitiveness 
  • Use the knowledge acquired to produce policy-oriented research that could be used by national policymakers and academic papers investigating the interplay between trade and gender 
  • Contribute to mainstreaming gender in trade and other policies 
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