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Fifth South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling

The Fifth South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling was held in Kathmandu from 27-31 August 2012. It was organized by SAWTEE, South Asian Network on Economic Modelling (SANEM), Dhaka and Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), New Delhi. The objective of the training programme was to provide basic knowledge of theory and applications of computable general equilibrium modelling (CGE) to researchers of South Asia; enhance the capacity of researchers of South Asia to do policy research on issues of the interlinkages between trade, climate change and food security using CGE models; expand the South Asian network of researchers on trade, climate change and food security issues; and provide research grant to select researchers who have participated in the training to conduct studies on trade, climate change and food security issues using CGE models. Some 30 researchers and policy makers from South Asian participated in the training.