Certificate (diploma optional)
- Course date
08-12 April 2019 / 09-13 Dec 2019
Contributing to economic and social development
Social and economic developments are the corner stones for local economic growth. In order to achieve local economic growth, participation in the global economy is a necessity. However, participation of small businesses and farmers is often hampered by issues such as capital, infrastructure and knowledge. By assessing the gaps and opportunities in the value chains, policy makers and practitioners will be able to develop policies, programs and strategies that create added value for the local economy.
This course provides you with more in-depth knowledge on how to analyze and develop frameworks for local economic development. By discussing various value chains you practice how to analyze a value chain. The course addresses various models for sustainable local economic development and you learn how to design a public private partnership for development program including the organization of multi-stakeholder-meetings. You will get insight into other innovative forms of local economic development such as the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) and Cluster strategies.