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What Works: Promising Practices in International Development
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Can the case be made for a more optimistic outlook on international development?
Learn with internationally-renowned experts
Researchers from the University of Oslo and Stanford University, together with colleagues from Malawi, China and the UK, will examine interventions critically, while exploring how successful development strategies can be deployed in a range of international contexts.
- Core concepts in development theory
- Poverty reduction and income inequality
- Food security and agriculture
- Global governance and international cooperation
- Human rights and development
- Good governance, rule of law and state building
- Public participation and civil society
- Successful cases of national and international development initiatives
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Gain ability to examine interventions critically, while recognizing how successful development strategies can be applied in a broad range of international contexts
- Explore how to better understand what works, how and why in relation to global and national development programmes and anti-poverty interventions
- Reflect on the impact of specific development programmes and projects at reducing poverty
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for people with an interest in international development, including students, teachers, researchers, policymakers, activists, pensioners, diplomats, and those working for international development organisations and aid agencies.