The International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries has co-organized a workshop on “IDE-GSM: Potential Benefits And Prospect For Collaboration In Mongolia” with IDE-JETRO-Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 at the UN House.
This workshop encouraged debate among government officials, researchers, academics, think tanks, private sectors and other audiences interested in trade and development related research.
The Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) is a semi-governmental, nonpartisan, nonprofit research institute, founded in 1958. The Institute merged with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on July 1, 1998. The Institute conducts basic and comprehensive studies on economic and related affairs in all developing countries and regions, including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, and Eastern Europe.
The Geographical simulation model is important to be able to predict changes in the location of population and industries in regions that are in the process of economic integration. The IDE Geographical Simulation Model (IDE-GSM) has been developed with two major objectives:
(1) to determine the dynamics of locations of populations and industries in East Asia in the long-term,
(2) to analyze the impact of specific infrastructure projects on the regional economy at sub-national levels. Currently the Geographical Simulation Model is being used by World bank, Asian development bank and ERIA for their research and analysis.
Provide a forum for presentation and discussion among stakeholders of research papers. ITT for LLDCs is willing to explore the utility of IDE-GSM (Geographical Simulation Model) in Mongolia in the framework of a workshop and by doing so informing other LLDCs about applicability of the IDE-GSM to those states.
Informing researchers and decision makers about the potentials of the GSM.
Academics, researchers, government officials and the general public; approximately 80 participants.
Participate actively in discussions, share views and experiences, engage in networking, and promote greater understanding.
Better understanding of the Geographical Simulation Model and discuss potential areas of utilization in Mongolia.
National Statistical Office of Mongolia
IDE-JETRO- Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization