What Works: Promising Practices in International Development
Explore promising strategies in international aid related to agriculture, public health, governance, and poverty reduction.
The history of international development is a complicated mixture of hopeful altruism and difficult reality. The media often paint development aid as wasteful spending, leaving the public wondering if any intervention can ever work. Yet can the case be made for a more optimistic outlook on international development?
This free online course highlights case studies and strategies that are considered “successes” in improving the well-being of the poor and contributing to overall societal progress.
Researchers from the University of Oslo, Stanford University, the University of Malawi and the China Agricultural University will shed light on several promising practices, ranging from public health, agricultural, political, and economic development programs. You will be equipped with a toolkit to examine interventions critically, while recognizing how successful development strategies can be deployed in a range of international contexts.