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From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development

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Provider Oxford University
Platform edX
Weeks 6
Hours 18


Learn about the role of government and the key political, social, and economic processes that elevate any society from poverty to prosperity.

In this course you will analyze the key political, social and economic processes that affect development and you will discuss the importance of of identities, norms, and narratives in the development context. You will assess the impact of economic processes on development, including discussion about how government policies can either promote or inhibit the exploitation of scale and specialisation. You will also develop your knowledge on external conditions for development, including trade flows, capital flows, labour flows and international rules for governance.

While this course is self-paced it is recommended that you complete the course within six weeks with dedicating three hours per week to course work. You can audit the course for free or may choose to opt-in for a verified certificate by Oxford University for an extra fee.

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