Professional Certificate in Economic Development

Day One: Monday 

09:30 Registration and refreshments  
09:45 Chair Welcome and Introductions  
10:15 Where do people fit into different economic systems? Livelihood analysis frameworks  
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 What do we mean by development?
Human history and changes in production systems
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Who decides what kind of development happens?
Conflicting theories of growth and development;
Power systems and economic models
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Post 2015 – the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
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
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up and Close  

Day Two: Tuesday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 Development, growth and the post-colonial world since 1950
What happened to the ex-colonies?
What happened to Japan and Japan’s colonies?
NICs and BRICs and globalization
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Problems of human development
Growth versus development
Inequality and power systems affecting development
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Regulatory Frameworks for Economic 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
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Utilising Impact Assessments to Target Interventions
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
16:30 End of Day Wrap Up and Close  

Day Three: Wednesday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  

Infrastructure Projects and Development
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

11:15 Morning Coffee  

Who decides how resources are used?
Mining, fossil fuels and the resource curse

13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Food, hunger and farming  
15:15 Afternoon Tea  
15:30 Development, growth and the environment  
16:30 End of Day Wrap Up and Close  

Day Four: Thursday 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 Climate change, adaptation and development  
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Gender, equity and economic development  
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Migration, mobility and development
Migration as opportunity; Remittances and development
14:30 Afternoon Tea  
14:45 Conflict, development and refugees  
16:30 End of Day Wrap Up and Close  

Day Five: Friday 

09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap  
10:00 Chartered Management Institute Criteria
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: overview and principles
Structuring work to meet assessment criteria
Blending economic development content into these structures
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Sharing Delegates’ Experience and Looking Ahead
How will you implement the lessons learnt into your organisation?
How does your experience compare with your colleagues?
Thinking strategically
12:00 End of Course Wrap Up
Final Questions and Certificate Presentation
12:30 Lunch and Close