This practice-oriented course focuses on
strengthening the economic capacity of local and regional communities.
Considering the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, this course will
explore strategies and tools for local authorities to promote
sustainable and inclusive economic growth and decent work for all.
International experts will present
strategies to improve local conditions for job creation and poverty
reduction. The course will also explore international examples of
financing LED-initiatives and best practices in public-private
LED in different contexts
During the course, you will learn about
different approaches to accommodate the different needs of urban and
rural contexts as well as local economic and social development in least
developed and post-conflict states. Furthermore, you will become
familiar with strategies and tools to support decent work and human
rights and include vulnerable and marginalised groups, such as women and
youth, in the local economy. There will be ample opportunity to bring
in experiences from your own local context.
This course will help you:
Assess the economic and political context for regional development;
Identify challenges and opportunities
for strengthening the local economy and job creation together with
stakeholders at local, regional and national level;
Develop approaches for strategic local economic planning;
Become acquainted with practical tools for supporting the local economy.
After this course, you will receive a professional certificate of completion from The CeProd Academy for Governance.
Professionals involved in local economic
development processes, including development workers, officials working
for municipalities, state governments and ministries, as well as
Through a combination of lectures from
visiting experts, as well as exercises and syndicate sessions,
participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and interact
with a wide range of people and perspectives.
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