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Global Trade Education: The role of private philanthropy

Published 15 April 2024

Global trade can amplify economic development and poverty alleviation. Capable leaders are required to put in place enabling conditions for trade, but currently these skills are underprovided in developing countries. For philanthropists, investing in trade leadership talent through graduate-level scholarships is an opportunity to make meaningful contributions that can multiply and sustain global economic development.

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.

Discover the transformative power of trade education scholarships with the Hinrich Foundation.

Apply your philanthropic efforts to address a systemic cause of poverty. Take action today to help develop trade leaders through graduate-level scholarships and be part of the change: Visit the For Philanthropists page and contact Alex Boome, Hinrich Foundation Trade Education Program Director.

Watch Alex Boome as he speaks about uplifting developing economies through trade education in the video below:

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