E-training on the Measurement of Trade in Value-Added (TiVA)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 to Thursday, October 8, 2020

The African Centre for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), jointly with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) is organizing a Capacity Building Programme on TiVA. The programme consists of a series of capacity-building activities in three phases: an e-training module, a virtual webinar, and follow-up national workshops and technical assistance. The first phase, an e-training on the measurement of TiVA, will start on 15 September and conclude on 8 October 2020 on the platform of Microsoft Teams.


The purpose of the capacity building programme is to strengthen the capacity of national statistical officers to develop, produce and update national statistics used for the construction of Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) tables and the compilation of TiVA and Global Value Chain (GVC) indicators, in accordance with internationally recommended methodologies, so that the resulting figures can better support trade analysis and facilitate policy-making.


The e-training will be organised with 4 modules, over the course of four weeks in both English and French, with below topics and contents: 

(a)   WTO-OECD-ECA joint project description and introduction to TiVA and GVC concepts, indicators and key policy messages

(b)   National statistical requirements for integration into the ICIO tables  

(c)   Construction of ICIO tables

(d)   The use of ICIO tables for the compilation of TiVA indicators


The e-training is open for anyone interested, and the registration can be done online: https://events.uneca.org/registration/register?eventId=6a202bb3-99e7-ea11-80de-0050569360fe