The objectives of the Trade and Development Research Unit are:

  • to promote research and facilitate both national and international affiliations in the broad fields of development economics and international economics;
  • to attract and facilitate the training of research students, and the exchange of doctoral and postdoctoral students;
  • to develop research grant proposals for funding from ARC and other external sources 
  • to run conferences and workshops in areas of relevance to research on trade and development economics.