Increasingly challenging and complex policymaking environment
The conduct of development policy can be a very complex and challenging exercise. A typical policymaker has to deal with a multitude of challenges which are often closely interlinked. Successful policymaking, thus, requires a solid awareness of specific issues, combined with a good understanding of how the different issues interact with one another. Moreover, the ability to design and to formulate an effective development strategy has to be complemented with the capacity to implement it.
Cutting edge leadership course with a holistic approach and practical focus
The Leadership Course “Frontiers in Development Policy” provides participants (i) with a broad-based understanding of the functioning and the complexity of a modern economy, and (ii) with a better awareness of the latest thinking and approaches to development policy. The Course puts a strong emphasis on enhancing the participants’ knowledge and skills to formulate and implement policies and programs, and to deal with the emerging policy challenges in a rapidly changing world. The numerous inter-linkages in the development process are thoroughly explored.
Major themes 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
The Course underscores the practical aspects of development policy by focusing on the ‘how to’ of reforms—using carefully selected case studies to discuss what worked and did not work.
World class faculty
This state of the art Course features lectures and presentations by leading thinkers and experts. Selected resource persons include:
- Kaushik Basu (Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank)
- Otaviano Canuto (Vice President PREM, World Bank)
- Shanta Deverajan (Chief Economist for Africa, World Bank)
- Marianne Fey (Chief Economist for Sustainable Development, World Bank)
- Jeffrey Frankel (Harvard University)
- Indermit Gill (Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank)
- Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute)
- Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
- Steve Radelet (Georgetown University)
- Tony Venables (Oxford University)
This Course targets “up-and-coming” policymakers and development practitioners who are likely to be future leaders and change agents. They may be experts in specific aspects of development, or newly appointed officials, who require a “well-rounded” understanding of the broader development process. The course will also be useful for university faculty, CSO representatives, and development policy analysts.