E-Learning Course on Evaluating the Impact of Recession and Government Responses (apply by August 6, 2010)
The worldwide recession of 2008-2009 affected developing countries through a number of channels: it reduced demand for exports, lowered prices for some commodities, restrained foreign investment, limited the demand for labor exports, and reduced remittances.
How have households, and especially poor households, been affected during the recession? How have households responded to these shocks? How effective have government measures, designed to cushion the effects of recession, been? What techniques are needed to evaluate the effects of recession on incomes and poverty? These are questions frequently asked by stakeholders, and will directly affect governments' future policies.
To help better answer these questions, the World Bank Institute is offering an e-learning course on Evaluating the Impact of Recession and Government Responses. This fee-based e-learning course will help participants better analyze the effects of shocks to their economies, and evaluate which policies worked well, which did not, and hopefully improve in-country capacity to respond to further shocks, including recession.
To apply for this e-learning course, please go here.
The application deadline is August 6, 2010. Please note that a nominal fee of $250 will be assessed for accepted participants.