The world of development practice has become increasingly complex as
practitioners are forced to explain extreme deviations in growth
trajectories, from failed states like Somalia to stagnant middle-income
Latin American countries, and emerging African economies.
Simultaneously, growth itself has become an inadequate goal to many—only
acceptable if it is both sustainable and inclusive. Development
paradigms are constantly shifting, and while these models try to make
sense of this evolving landscape, most never seem to generate solutions
for the pressing challenges of today.
Developed with the Center for International Development at Harvard, A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking is the premier executive program for senior bilateral and multilateral development officials who seek continuous learning amidst this ever-changing environment. Led by renowned Harvard faculty and leading experts in the field, this program will examine the latest development research findings and how these can be used to inform strategic and tactical decisions. The course also offers practitioners who are new to international development the opportunity to deeply examine decades of lessons on what works (and doesn’t work) in development practice, from project design to implementation.
This 5-day course provides an interactive learning environment for participants to engage, network, and debate pressing development issues with likeminded leaders.