The world of development practice only gets more complex. The diversity of country experiences—from completely failed states like Somalia to the emerging African economies to the economically thriving but chaotic South Asia states to middle income but stagnating Latin America—gets broader. At the same time the evolution of development paradigms never seems to catch up to the pressing challenges of the here and now.
This five day course is meant to provide an overview of what is at the cutting edge of development thinking and research on a number (though not all) of topics and how that can be incorporated into the strategic and tactical decisions of senior officials leading development institutions and government agencies. The course provides an in-depth discussion of the issues facing Development practitioners ranging from Growth Diagnostics, Structural Transformation to Service Delivery. Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to not only hear the latest research and thinking in development practice, but participate in discussions and interactive sessions on how to go about remaking development organizations.