Consulting Report
18 Apr 2024

Global Trade Education: The role of private philanthropy

Commissioned by Hinrich Foundation

The expansion of international trade has brought economic growth and prosperity to large parts of the developing world. Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will depend on how countries manage their participation in global trade.

An important underlying condition is the presence of management skills and high-quality leadership, often underrepresented in developing economies.

In this report, we explore the human dimension of the trade-development nexus, and the importance of higher education within it. We explore the potential impact of trade-related higher education in delivering sustainable trade and development outcomes, why it is underfunded, and the role that private philanthropy can play in elevating its impact.

The experts behind the research

Our economic consulting and macro consulting teams are world leaders in quantitative economic analysis and original, evidence-based research, working with clients around the globe and across sectors to build models, forecast markets, run extensive surveys, and evaluate interventions using state-of-the art techniques. Lead consultants on this project were:

Thang Nguyen
Thang Nguyen

Lead Economist, Macro Consulting

Liam Cordingley
Liam Cordingley

Lead Economist, Economic Impact

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