Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM) Explore promising strategies in international development related to agriculture, health, governance, and poverty reduction.
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 and China, will examine interventions critically, while exploring how successful development strategies can be deployed in a range of international contexts.
What topics will you cover?
- 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
What will you achieve?
- Gain ability to examine interventions critically, while recognizing how successful development strategies can be applied in a broad range of international contexts
- Reflect on the impact of specific development programmes and projects at reducing poverty
- Explore how to better understand what works, how and why in relation to global and national development programmes and anti-poverty interventions
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.
Free online course
Duration: 3 weeks; 4 hours per week
Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM), Norway