The London School of Economics and Political Science

Available dates

Sep 7—11, 2020
5 days
London, United Kingdom
GBP 3995 ≈USD 5146
GBP 799 per day


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About the course

An exploration of the policy challenges and solutions facing developing countries aiming to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.

Why are some countries rich and others poor? Why are some governed well and others badly? Why are some cohesive and others conflicted? Gain a deeper understanding of these issues on our new course, Managing Inclusive Development in Emerging Societies.

The course provides an interdisciplinary and critical approach to the theories and practices being used to address problems of governance, economic growth, equity and stability, and social inclusion in the Global South. You’ll also benefit from studying alongside practitioners from around the globe, enhancing your professional network. London is hub for international development and LSE is a world leader in this subject.

Upon completion the course your ability to design, monitor and evaluate policies, programmes and projects in societies at different levels of development will be significantly increased.

Course outcomes

The course will enable participants to:

  • Gain an understanding of the political economy of developing counties – both for the purpose of instituting change and for doing business in their economies.
  • Familiarise themselves with the challenges, solutions, and possible synergies with programmes in other sectors and countries.
  • Increase their ability to evaluate their existing programmes and develop a ‘menu of options’ rather than rigid templates, which will enable them to adapt their interventions to suit prevailing conditions in different contexts.
  • Enhance their network with a diverse range of professionals from around the world.

Programme structure

Key topics covered

  • Governance

    • Reviewing the role of representative organisations, new public management theory and aid in state formation and democratic consolidation
  • Economic Growth and Inclusion

    • Analysing the relationship between states and markets in industrial and investment policies; strengthening large firms and supply chains; facilitating the development of small and medium enterprises
  • Social Cohesion and Participatory Systems

    • Understanding the role of NGOs, community-based, and neo-traditional in organisations service delivery systems


Each day will include a formal lecture followed by small-group discussions and interactive workshops attempting to solve practical policy and project problems each evening

Day 1

  • Overcoming the political and technical challenges involved in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
  • The strengths and weaknesses of international aid

Day 2

  • Consolidating democratic transitions in formerly authoritarian states
  • The role of New Public Management Theory in state building

Day 3

  • Strengthening economic competitiveness: the role of states, markets, and industrial policies
  • Strengthening capitalist firms and supply chains in LDCs

Day 4

  • Facilitating small, medium, and informal enterprise development
  • The strengths and weaknesses of NGOs

Day 5

  • Strengthening the role of community based and neo-traditional service delivery systems

Who should attend

  • Senior and fast track junior officials in public, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations involved in foreign policy-making, international aid and trade and investment in emerging societies and markets
  • Professionals from national governments in emerging societies and markets
  • Executives working in multinational companies which do business in developing countries.

Trust the experts

Mahvish Shami

Awards Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 2012-2015 Experience Keywords agrarian development; agrarian power relations; clientelism; collective action; community-based development; development economics; game theory; informal institution; informal networks; interlinked markets; land reforms...


Jean-Paul Faguet

Awards 2013 W.J.M Mackenzie Book Prize for his book Decentralization and Popular Democracy: governance from below in Bolivia Experience Keywords Latin America: economic development; decentralisation; development economics; devolution; fiscal architecture; local government effectiveness; loc...


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