Bringing together experts and scholars from both the public and private sectors, including representatives from regional economic giants such as Japan, India and China, the UNITAR Hiroshima International Economics and Finance Training Programme explores a systematic analysis of specific government policies in the Asia-Pacific region in order to emphasise means by which countries undergoing post-conflict reconstruction can attract foreign capital to facilitate more effective economic policy.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training programme participants will be able to:

  • Outline methodology and tools for creating successful economic development strategies
  • Develop policies to attract ODA and FDI in a comprehensive and synergetic manner
  • Prepare priority lists and policy documents for submittal to governmental authorities
  • Facilitate inter-sectoral cooperation
  • Develop networks for information exchange



The training programme is based on a blended-learning participatory approach and includes:

Interactive Lectures and Group Exercises

Interactive lectures are facilitated by key Resource Persons who examine the themes of the Workshop from a broad theoretical perspective down to case studies examining real world implementation. These presentations are augmented by small group exercises and frequent discussions from the floor, which serve to contextualise the issues being examined.

After-Action Reviews

Representing a key component of the Workshop, after-action reviews takes place within groups at the start of each morning, discussing the main issues raised in the previous presentations, as well as the specific frames of reference as applied to these by participants.

Study Tours

Underscoring the theoretical introductions and analysis presented, study tours form an integral part of the training methodologies utilised by UNITAR. Participants are able to relate to what has been seen and discussed in the training programme with actual examples of policy development and implementation.

Training the Trainer

A focus is made throughout the training sessions to relate the learning being facilitated to the realities on the ground. In addition, each participant is empowered to recreate the training upon their return to their organisation in order to achieve a self-propagating legacy of skills development.

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