This course will provide those involved in economic policymaking with a clear understanding of how to create comprehensive, sustainable and effective plans for economic development. Interactive learning will enhance participants’ knowledge of key issues in economic development, such as the role of finance in growth and development and the formulation and adoption of policies to contribute to meeting key goals in the UN post-2015 agenda.
By examining relevant case studies and engaging with leading specialists, participants will leave equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to challenge common economic understanding, contributing to enhanced economic development.
A comprehensive analysis of the principles and processes behind sustainable economic development will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:
The relationship between inequality and economic development
Post 2015 – the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Bottom-up approaches to economic development
Development, growth and the post-colonial world since 1950
Agricultural economic development
Regulatory frameworks for economic development
Infrastructure projects and development
Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers.
By the end of the course the participants will be able to:
Formulate plans to challenge inequality through economic development
Lead impact assessments to assess projects and policies and learn from mistakes
Apply the key principles of international frameworks to economic planning
Examine the role of agriculture, natural resources and technology in development
Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
Find the balance between regulatory frameworks and economic development
Human history and changes in production systems
Conflicting theories of growth and development;
Power systems and economic models
Understanding the international architecture and aims of economic growth
What are the aims post-2015?
Linking international goals and economic development together strategically and in practice
What happened to the ex-colonies?
What happened to Japan and Japan’s colonies?
NICs and BRICs and globalization
Growth versus development
Inequality and power systems affecting development
Considering the impact of regulation on entrepreneurship
Relationship between government and the private sector
Finding the balance between regulation and growth: methods for analysing policy
Comparing regulatory examples
Determining what needs doing and how to do it
Methods and principles of impact assessments
Assessing projects and policies: accountability and lessons from what has not worked
Applying effectively in particular contexts
Role of public and private sectors in infrastructure projects
Infrastructure for growth: telecoms, transport and health
Interrogating the relationship between infrastructure and growth
Aid and infrastructure
Mining, fossil fuels and the resource curse
Migration as opportunity; Remittances and development
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: overview and principles
Structuring work to meet assessment criteria
Blending economic development content into these structures
How will you implement the lessons learnt into your organisation?
How does your experience compare with your colleagues?
Final Questions and Certificate Presentation