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The Economic Development Record

Welcome to this Deakin University unit, ADH733 Economic Development Record. Examine economic data measures related to development.

This program is part of the Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action degree offered by Deakin University

Examine the economics of development: meanings, indicators, and strategies.

Join experienced, respected humanitarian leaders and practitioners to gain a critical understanding of the economic development record. Economics is central to development but is not the entirety of development. One can make little sense of the world without understanding global, national and local economies, their interactions and how economics effects households and individuals. We will work with the basis of economics: data. We’ll work through the advantages and disadvantages of certain data sets when describing poverty and development and survey basic economic theory.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics.

Deakin University is Australia’s eighth largest university with more than 53,000 students from more than 100 countries studying online and on-campus. With world-class teaching and research, Deakin produces sought-after graduates poised to make a real difference in the world.

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Who will you learn with?

Damien is Professor of International Politics at Deakin. His main research interest is politics and security issues in Southeast Asia and his many books address development and conflict in the region.

Learning outcomes

  • critically analyse the discourse on food security
  • evaluate context specific food security issues through the selection, interpretation and presentation of data
  • investigate alternative paradigms on food and development
  • synthesise theories and practices to create a solution to a food security issue, including possible alternatives

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