Training Programmes

Trade Policy Issues for Negotiations

Impact Assessment

After the completion of each training programme, participants were given feedback forms to rate the overall performance and usefulness of these trainings. Some key statistics and participant comments have been reported.
In order to capture the immediate and short-term impact of the training programme, a baseline and end-line questionnaire was handed out to the participants to see if their knowledge on trade has improved, and the results showed tremendous improvements after the end of each and every session.

Training Programme Statistics

  • 85%

    Of The Participants Found The Training Useful And Would Like To Join In Such Programmes In The Future.

  • 85%

    of female participants found the training useful and informative.

  • 71%

    agreed that the training content would be useful in their work life and was able to meet their needs.

Participant Testimonials

 

The training programme was very informative and eye-opening for the future policy makers to take informed decision regarding trade issues. Continuation of such programmes in future will help to strengthen capacity of government officials.

 

 

The training programme gave us a practical insight on the Bangladesh trade scenario and challenges it will face once it graduates out of its LDC status. Policymakers and other relevant people need to participate in more programmes like these so that they can prepare well for the changes that are about to take place.

 

Training Session Impact

Trade Data for Trade Policy Making

Impact Assessment

After the completion of each training programme, participants were given feedback forms to rate the overall performance and usefulness of these trainings. Some key statistics and participant comments have been reported.
In order to capture the immediate and short-term impact of the training programme, a baseline and end-line questionnaire was handed out to the participants to see if their knowledge on trade has improved, and the results showed tremendous improvements after the end of each and every session.

Training Programme Statistics

  • 95%

    of the participants found the training useful and would like to join in such programmes in the future.

  • 88%

    of female participants found the training useful and informative.

  • 77%

    agreed that the training content would be useful in their work life and was able to meet their needs.

  • 73%

    said that they would recommend this kind of training to their colleagues.

Photographs from Training sessions

Training Session Impact

LDC Graduation and Implications for Bangladesh

Impact Assessment

After the completion of each training programme, participants were given feedback forms to rate the overall performance and usefulness of these trainings. Some key statistics and participant comments have been reported.
In order to capture the immediate and short-term impact of the training programme, a baseline and end-line questionnaire was handed out to the participants to see if their knowledge on trade has improved, and the results showed tremendous improvements after the end of each and every session.

Training Programme Statistics

  • 82%

    of the participants found the training useful and would like to join in such programmes in the future.

  • 87%

    of female participants found the training useful and informative.

  • 75%

    agreed that the training content would be useful in their work life and was able to meet their needs.

  • 78%

    said that they would recommend this kind of training to their colleagues.

Photographs from Training sessions

Training Session Impact

Video - Participant testimonial and Presentation

Modelling Trade Negotiation Outcomes and Simulation Analysis

Impact Assessment

After the completion of each training programme, participants were given feedback forms to rate the overall performance and usefulness of these trainings. Some key statistics and participant comments have been reported.
In order to capture the immediate and short-term impact of the training programme, a baseline and end-line questionnaire was handed out to the participants to see if their knowledge on trade has improved, and the results showed tremendous improvements after the end of each and every session.

Training Programme Statistics

  • 92%

    of the participants said that the overall training programme was extremely useful.

  • 90%

    of participants want to take part in similar training programmes in future.

  • 80%

    requested for trainings on advanced GTAP versions to learn more ways to do simulation analysis of trade related issues.

  • 88%

    of the participants think that the contents learned from this programme will help them in their day-to-day work.

Photographs from Training sessions

Training Session Impact

Video - Participant testimonial and Presentation

Trade policy and Negotiation Issues in the Aftermath of the Covid-19 Global Pandemic

Impact Assessment

After the completion of each training programme, participants were given feedback forms to rate the overall performance and usefulness of these trainings. Some key statistics and participant comments have been reported.
In order to capture the immediate and short-term impact of the training programme, a baseline and end-line questionnaire was handed out to the participants to see if their knowledge on trade has improved, and the results showed tremendous improvements after the end of each and every session.

Training Programme Statistics

  • 83%

    of the participants said that the overall training programme was excellent and would like to join in similar programmes in the future.

  • 85%

    of female participants found the training useful and informative.

  • 79%

    agreed that the training content would be useful in their work life and was able to meet their needs.

  • 90%

    said that they would recommend this kind of training to their colleagues.

Photographs from Training sessions

Training Session Impact

Video - Participant testimonial and Presentation

Bilateral and Regional Free Trade Agreements

Impact Assessment

After the completion of each training programme, participants were given feedback forms to rate the overall performance and usefulness of these trainings. Some key statistics and participant comments have been reported.
In order to capture the immediate and short-term impact of the training programme, a baseline and end-line questionnaire was handed out to the participants to see if their knowledge on trade has improved, and the results showed tremendous improvements after the end of each and every session.

Training Programme Statistics

  • 83%

    of the participants found the training useful and would like to join in similar programmes in future.

  • 85%

    said that they would recommend this kind of training to their colleagues.

  • 75%

    believe that similar type of training programmes should be arranged in future with more participation from various Ministry members.

Photographs from Training sessions

Participant testimonials

The training is highly effective for me. It not only taught the software, but also taught the techniques of analyses of the output. The inclusion of household is new dimension. Thanks to Mr. Badri, he tried the best. Wish we had more days for training. If possible, please arrange similar training for who really works with it. Thank you.

GTAP is a useful software for policy makers. The simulations can provide useful data and interpretations, which can be used in making policy decisions.

Many new ideas and theories were shared with the participants. The organizers gathered some very knowledgeable speakers, who shed light on different theoretical and practical aspects of RTAs and FTAs in the Asian context. However, Bangladesh is a unique case and will be facing extraordinary challenges that needs to be looked at in the local context. Perhaps, at the next stage, ODI-PRI can organize sessions specifically looking at the challenges that Bangladesh will be facing in the run up to and post-graduation, such as how to address: a) high tariff wall, b) reluctance of businesses to open up all sectors to FDI, c) over reliance on RMG, etc.

Assessing Impacts of Trade Negotiations using the GTAP Model and MyGTAP Bangladesh Model

Impact Assessment

After the completion of each training programme, participants were given feedback forms to rate the overall performance and usefulness of these trainings. Some key statistics and participant comments have been reported.
In order to capture the immediate and short-term impact of the training programme, a baseline and end-line questionnaire was handed out to the participants to see if their knowledge on trade has improved, and the results showed tremendous improvements after the end of each and every session.

Training Programme Statistics

  • 75%

    of the participants said that the overall training programme was effective.

  • 77%

    agreed that the training content would be useful in their work life and was able to meet their needs.

  • 84%

    said that they would recommend this kind of training to their colleagues.

  • 70%

    said more time could be allocated to cover the materials in more depth and would have been more beneficial if software trainings were attended in person.

Photographs from Training sessions

Participant testimonials

Participant 7

The training is highly effective for me. It not only taught the software, but also taught the techniques of analyses of the output. The inclusion of household is new dimension. Thanks to Mr. Badri, he tried the best. Wish we had more days for training. If possible, please arrange similar training for who really works with it. Thank you.

Participant 6

GTAP is a useful software for policy makers. The simulations can provide useful data and interpretations, which can be used in making policy decisions.

Participant 5

Many new ideas and theories were shared with the participants. The organizers gathered some very knowledgeable speakers, who shed light on different theoretical and practical aspects of RTAs and FTAs in the Asian context. However, Bangladesh is a unique case and will be facing extraordinary challenges that needs to be looked at in the local context. Perhaps, at the next stage, ODI-PRI can organize sessions specifically looking at the challenges that Bangladesh will be facing in the run up to and post-graduation, such as how to address: a) high tariff wall, b) reluctance of businesses to open up all sectors to FDI, c) over reliance on RMG, etc.

Participant 4

LDC Graduation is just matter of time for Bangladesh. That’s why there are no alternatives other than to join in FTA RTA or PTA.  These is the prime time to prepare ourselves for trade negotiations. These types of workshop will play a significant role to gather knowledge regarding various issues of trade matters.   As a member of Team Commerce I feel honored and proud to join these sessions. Truly I have learned a lot and certainly through this knowledge sharing sessions I can contribute at my future journey.

Participant 3

I believe that the outcomes of the workshop helped provide us with professional
knowledge and skills relating to appropriate strategies for trade policy development
analysis. I think these skills are appropriate to decision-making processes for countries
like ours. I am highly optimistic about the use of the new learning, skills, and knowledge
in my work in furtherance of Bangladesh’s trade and development through preparing
policy recommendations specially on FTA and Tariff policy including other policies such
as Intellectual Property, FDI policy etc.

Participant One

 

The training programme gave us a practical insight on the Bangladesh trade scenario and challenges it will face once it graduates out of its LDC status. Policymakers and other relevant people need to participate in more programmes like these so that they can prepare well for the changes that are about to take place.

 

Jubair Mizan

Participant Two

 

The training programme was very informative and eye-opening for the future policy makers to take informed decision regarding trade issues. Continuation of such programmes in future will help to strengthen capacity of government officials.

 

Jubair Mizan