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Frontiers in Development Policy
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Course Theme:Growth and Competitiveness
Sub-Theme:Pathways to Development
Course Format:Facilitated
Amount:US $ 0 (Course is free of charge)
Contact Name:LearningWB
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May 05, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Application Ends On : April 28, 2014
February 16, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Application Ends On : February 12, 2015
The world economy is undergoing a major transformation. The economic crises in Western economies, persistent poverty despite impressive GDP growth in a number of developing countries, and the emerging prominence of Brazil, China, and India hint at changing global dynamics.

Policymakers and development practitioners are facing an increasingly complex array of economic, social, and political challenges. They need a broad-based understanding of the functioning and complexities of the economy as well as an awareness of the latest thinking and approaches to development policy.

The Frontiers in Development Policy course helps address this need. It is designed for future leaders, policymakers, and change agents who are trying to meet the development challenges facing their countries. This practical policy course will distill and disseminate "what we know and don’t know" and will outline the "how to" of reform.

This course is expected to be mid-level in technical content. It will weave theoretical underpinnings into non-technical presentations and reading materials with empirical evidence using a South-South knowledge-sharing approach.

Major themes will include:
  • Defining Development and the Development Challenges in the 21st Century
  • Engines of Growth and Competitiveness
  • Governance: Enhancing Public Sector and Provision of Public Goods and Basic Services
  • Addressing Human and Social Development Issues
  • Managing Risks and Exogenous Shocks

Target Audience:

Policy makers, academics, representatives of donor agencies and civil society organization, students of development economics.