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Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (Trapca)

Consultant, Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (Trapca), Arusha, Tanzania. Economic Research Institute was tasked to develop an impact assessment framework to be used to get feedback from trapca alumni and their associated supervisors on the impact of trapca training programmes. This involved developed of questionnaires for alumni and also for supervisors.

Research Methods

Consultant, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC), Zimbabwe. Economic Research Institute conducted 5-day training on Research Methods. The training provided delegates with a rigorous process of conducting scientific research. Furthermore, the participants were trained on data retrieval from various online databases such as World Bank, IMF, UNCOMTRDE, among others.

Trade Policy Analysis and Simulations

Consultant, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC), Zimbabwe. Economic Research Institute conducted 5-day training on Trade Policy Analysis and Simulations. The training was purely hands-on and computer based in which the government delegates were training gravity trade model using both STATA and Eviews. The delegates were also training on World Banks’ SMART trade model using

IDRC Canada- reforms in skills development

Consultant, IDRC Canada. Economic Research Institute is leading a team of Zimbabwean researchers on a project which will support government of Zimbabwe to review and implement reforms in skills development that aim to enhance the employability of the working age population, anchored in their national employment policies. These interventions, will in turn propagate the transition…

Spatial Development Initiatives (SDIs)

Consultant, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC), Zimbabwe. Economic Research Institute has been asked by the Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to develop a Spatial Development Initiatives (SDIs) Paper for the country. The paper will clearly show how SDIs could be used as a tool for improving industrial growth, corridor…

USAID Strategic Economic Research and Analysis

Consultant, USAID Strategic Economic Research and Analysis — Zimbabwe (SERA) Program, Harare, Zimbabwe. Economic Research Institute was part of the team which was asked to conduct a research study which assessed Zimbabwe’s macroeconomic environment and the fiscal sector’s fragility arising from the issuance of bond notes, along with associated issues around the choice of currency…