Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction
This course will examine the economic challenges poor countries face and the strategies proposed to deal with them, beginning with an analysis of the ways in which the global trading system and the international financial system operate. It will then review the factors affecting the flow of investment capital to developing countries, either as official development assistance or as private investment, with particular attention to the roles of the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, transnational corporations and governments of both developed and developing countries. Finally, it will consider the Sustainable Development Goals and how countries are progressing towards or struggling to meet their economic growth and poverty reduction goals.
This course is eligible towards the completion of the Certificate in International Development . Bundle your coursework and earn a professional credential that communicates knowledge and skills gained. Declared Certificate students receive 10% off of courses within the program.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of economic growth and poverty and their associated Sustainable Development Goals
- An understanding and ability to apply key theories behind economic development
- The ability to assess where countries stand with economic growth and poverty reduction
- The ability to examine what influences economic growth and poverty reduction (trade, fiscal and monetary policies; policies that promote innovation; etc.)
- Students interested in economic growth
- Students interested in poverty reduction