TRAINING COURSES – Institute of Policy Research And Analysis


The face-to-face training courses bring together high-level practitioners from government, academia, and the private sector, for two to four weeks in Kampala or Kigali, pursuing one or two specialized fields, from trade policy to trade negotiation skills or post accession training, to tax policy and revenue forecasting, quantitative multi-sector analysis, research methods and policy communication.

The courses connect participants with diverse backgrounds, experiences and environments, enabling them to share best practices among peers and the experience which they take back to their work environment when they return.

Focal contact

Tel : 256 414 235 006
Email :



Trade Policy Course

The Trade Policy Course brings together high-level practitioners from government, academia, and the private sector some of whom are engaged in work relating to the WTO and trade policy–issues, to examine the latest developments in trade policy spaces. This ten-day program covers :
(1) The three pillars of market access negotiations in the WTO (the Agreement in Agriculture, Non-Agricultural Market Access – NAMA, the General Agreement on Trade in Services – GATs)
(2) The rules making component of the WTO disciplines (the agreements on subsidies and Countervailing Measures, Antidumping and Safeguards are discussed in terms of providing remedies to transitional problems associated with trade liberalization.)
(3) Trade facilitation
(4) Trade-related intellectual property rights
(5) Trade and development
(6) SPS and TBT

Trade Negotiation Skills

This course is intended for people who are involved in trade negotiation and want to use the training to improve their negotiation skills, and to effectively manage the trade negotiations process and to defend their interest.

Post Accession Training

This course is intended to prepare a country for its upcoming membership, including on the submission of notifications, the coordination mechanisms for implementation of accession-specific commitments, and participation in the work of the WTO.

Quantitative Multi–Sector Policy Analysis

The objective of the training course is to strengthen the capacity of policy analysts and decision makers to conduct quantitative policy analysis using partial and general equilibrium analysis methods, and to evaluate the impacts of various policy alternatives.

Tax Policy & Revenue Forecasting

This ten-day training program provides participants with practical tools, along with detailed examples of their application to help them formulate more appropriate tax policies to meet their national objectives and forecast tax revenues. The course is intended for government officials in tax policy department and tax revenue body, including researchers and tax policy consultants who are in a position to apply these tools and techniques.

Research Methods and Policy Communication

This course provides young professionals with proven options for undertaking research and for communicating their research findings to policymakers. The course is open to University students, academics, staff of international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private sector companies.

Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration provides professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of customs and border management and has been designed for people engaged in both government employment and in the trading community. It has an international focus making it suitable for professionals from all around the world.