Trade Research Institutions in Asia-Pacific: Capacity-Building Needs in Developing Countries
The informal meeting of core Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) research institutions in 2004 highlighted the need for building the capacity of research institutions from least developed countries (LDCs) in the region. However, little research or information is available on what the needs of these research institutions are, their existing trade research capacity and how this varies across countries. This study sets out to address the following key issues: What are the existing trade research capacities of research institutions in LDCs and low-income developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region? What are their capacity-building needs in trade policy research?