Foundations of Development Policy: Advanced Development Economics

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This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). To audit this course, click “Enroll Now” in the green button at the top of this page.

To enroll in the MicroMasters track or to learn more about this program and how it integrates with MIT’s new blended Master’s degree, go to MITx’s MicroMasters portal

In this course, we will study the different facets of human development in topics such as education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms, public policy, and institutions. While studying each of these topics, we will delve into the following questions:

  • What determines the decisions of poor households in developing countries?
  • What constraints are poor households subject to?
  • What is the scope for policy interventions (implemented by the government, international organizations, or NGOs)?
  • What policies have been tried ...

This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). To audit this course, click “Enroll Now” in the green button at the top of this page.

To enroll in the MicroMasters track or to learn more about this program and how it integrates with MIT’s new blended Master’s degree, go to MITx’s MicroMasters portal

In this course, we will study the different facets of human development in topics such as education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms, public policy, and institutions. While studying each of these topics, we will delve into the following questions:

  • What determines the decisions of poor households in developing countries?
  • What constraints are poor households subject to?
  • What is the scope for policy interventions (implemented by the government, international organizations, or NGOs)?
  • What policies have been tried out? Have they been successful?

At the same time, you will discover modern empirical methods in economics, in particular Randomized Control Trials (RCTs). Throughout the course, we will expose you to all facets of empirical projects, from experimental design and ethical issues, to data collection and data analysis.You will have the chance to gain experience working with real data using software for statistical analysis during weekly assignments.

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NITIN VIJAY

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 10 months ago
It's very useful for young development professional who is not in network of world top class policy maker & what kind of nee changes in the development sector.
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2 years, 2 months ago
This course is well designed with modules that address contemporary development debates and issues.Through this course I aim to deepen my understanding of contemporary development policies and poverty alleviation strategies. The instructors should think of including a module on agriculture and rural development.
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Said Mohamed Hassan

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2 years, 3 months ago
I believe this course will provide me with set of tools and innovative guides that can enrich my technical knowledge essential for area of expertise as well as boosting my career. As Education program manager I look forward to benefit from the course particularly on how to help formulating equity based programing and policy setting level with corruption mitigation lenses
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Giang Vu

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3 years, 3 months ago
I'm a journalist seeking knowledge and skills to transit to a career in development. This course is perfect for that purpose. I like the fact that it covers a wide range of areas, from gender to credit! The exercises and homework can be really tough, especially for those new to statistical language and tools like myself. But it's an extremely rewarding component of the course. Just be prepared to spend really 8-12 hours per week for it! The instructors are excellent. They always try to give different ways to explain difficult problems so everyone could follow. I find the class lectures and interaction very engaging. Finally, I hope taking this course will serve me well in my upcoming job search :) and encourage everyone interested in economic development, especially for the poor, to take this course.
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NJOKU PAUL

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2 years, 9 months ago
I AM A COMMUNITY DEVELOPER WORKING WITH GROOMING CENTER, I THINK COURSE IS A GREAT STEP TOWARDS AIDING ME TO ACHIEVE MORE FROM MY WORK AND THE IMPACT TO THE SOCIETY. GOOD WORK.
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3 years, 1 month ago
Evaluation of policies is an area of increasingly important so thank you for this course but you should also think about the French!
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3 years, 7 months ago
*Content: I am working as an Economist in RBI, I think; the course will facilitate to discover technical and theoretical tools for evaluation of various social sector policies. The course will also highlight the emerging role of government and political economy in framing development policy. My expectations from the course would be acquiring theoretical and empirical methods for effective policy intervention in various social issues. Developing a technical/empirical approach towards development policies will be focus area. The course is going to be more interactive and interesting, once we will work on real dataset using econometric analysis during assignments. *Instructor: Rich experience of the Instructors will definitely make this course more applied and live as well. *Institution/Provider: Credibility of the Institution is beyond doubt, in fact, it will be a great honor for me to work with one of the greatest Institution of t... *Content: I am working as an Economist in RBI, I think; the course will facilitate to discover technical and theoretical tools for evaluation of various social sector policies. The course will also highlight the emerging role of government and political economy in framing development policy. My expectations from the course would be acquiring theoretical and empirical methods for effective policy intervention in various social issues. Developing a technical/empirical approach towards development policies will be focus area. The course is going to be more interactive and interesting, once we will work on real dataset using econometric analysis during assignments. *Instructor: Rich experience of the Instructors will definitely make this course more applied and live as well. *Institution/Provider: Credibility of the Institution is beyond doubt, in fact, it will be a great honor for me to work with one of the greatest Institution of the World.
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Sachin Bhanushali

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3 years, 7 months ago
Social policy and social development go hand in hand, we all critic administration and implementation while we all are part of the Government as well, I look forward to this course on policy analysis and data interpretation which could help us guide the way forward. Sachin Bhanushali from India. Best regards.
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Finorio Castigo

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3 years, 7 months ago
Content: * I am technician in the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Mozambique, my scope of work is welfare and poverty analysis, through data on household budgets. I consider this appropriate course for me, because it can raise awareness of the issues of poverty, and to maximize my technical approaches, since the course looks at the multidimensional issues of poverty. Instructor: * Regarding the instructors see the summary of their experiences, are people with extensive training and years of research on the issue of poverty, which can give a touch more refined technical and theoretical. Provider: * As the institution is one of the best institutions in the world, then the credibility in dealing with the matter is taken to the highest levels, therefore an honor to do this training at this institution.
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