Available courses

Economic Modeling applied to Trade Policy Reforms in Africa
Date : 1st – 28 April 2019
Duration : 4 weeks
Language : English
Location : Web Based E-Learning
Programme Area : Development, Green Economy, Economic Development, Economic Policy
Fees : No Fee
Platform : https://elearning.unidep.org
Application Deadline : 25th March 2019

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will have a clear understanding of the following:

  • The key concepts of inclusive green economy paradigm within macroeconomic frameworks;
  • The overview and contemporary history of Africa’s macroeconomic policies
  • The implications of macroeconomic frameworks for development outcomes in Africa
  • Monetary policy and inclusive green economy
  • Fiscal policy and inclusive green economy
  • Challenges and opportunities in implementing macroeconomic policy reforms for inclusive green economy
  • Good practices and success factors in the implementation of macroeconomic policy reforms


Date : 1st – 28 April 2019
Duration : 4 weeks
Language : English
Location : Web Based E-Learning
Programme Area : Development, Green Economy, Economic Development, Economic Policy
Fees : No Fee
Platform : https://elearning.unidep.org
Application Deadline : 25th March 2019

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will have a clear understanding of the following:

  • The key concepts of inclusive green economy paradigm within macroeconomic frameworks;
  • The overview and contemporary history of Africa’s macroeconomic policies
  • The implications of macroeconomic frameworks for development outcomes in Africa
  • Monetary policy and inclusive green economy
  • Fiscal policy and inclusive green economy
  • Challenges and opportunities in implementing macroeconomic policy reforms for inclusive green economy
  • Good practices and success factors in the implementation of macroeconomic policy reforms


Dates : 25 Mars – 21 Avril 2019
Durée : 4 Semaines
Langue : Français
Localisation : Formation en ligne sur le web
Thème : Information Géospatiale, Développement, Planification, Aménagement du Territoire
Frais d’inscription : Pas De Frais
Plateforme : https://elearning.unidep.org
Date limite de réception des candidatures : 17 Mars 2019

Objectifs

A la fin du cours, les participants seront en mesure :

  • D'introduire les agendas de développement internationaux et régionaux, et leurs cadres de mesure
  • De présenter les Technologies SIG et SIAD et l’apport des INDG
  • D'introduire la démarche d’analyse systémique du développement, afin de procéder à l’étude de l’existant, l’identification des besoins en données, et les approches pour y répondre,
  • De discuter les étapes pour la réalisation d’un système d’aide à la décision, basée sur la technologie des SIG, dans un contexte d’interopérabilité et partage de données.
  • D'acquérir les fondements pour faire les choix technologiques appropriés
  • De connaitre les différentes phases de conception réalisation, utilisation et évaluation en vue d’y contribuer efficacement.
  • D'utiliser de manière pratique les SIG sur des thématiques réelles


“The ‘New’ National Development Planning and Integrating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 : Challenges and Opportunities”

Background :
Africa, along with Asia, is the epicenter of global urbanization. It is undergoing a rapid urban transition and is set to be the fastest urbanizing region in the coming decades. In 1990 only a third of Africa’s population was urban (31 per cent)—by 2035, the figure is projected to reach 49 per cent. This shift has profound implications for achieving the continental and global targets for inclusive growth and transformation, including Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Theory and global experience show that urbanization and structural transformation are closely linked—but less so in Africa, which has largely followed its own urbanizing path weakly tied to structural transformation, including industrialization. It has thus lost many opportunities for enhanced growth and productivity, for poverty reduction and for social development.
Urbanization in many African countries has not been driven by improving agricultural productivity. Indeed, most countries are urbanizing rapidly amid declining or stagnant industrial output and low agricultural productivity. In resource-rich countries, natural resource exports and related spending, largely on non-traded services, appear to be driving urban growth, generating “consumption cities.” Africa’s target of structural transformation is to shift labour out of low-productivity agriculture into higher-productivity manufacturing and modern services. But the long-run trend of this shift has been dominated by the informal sector—often services—where jobs remain concentrated, many in urban areas, with detrimental effects for economy wide productivity. African cities thus face low productivity, tepid job creation, high informality, huge infrastructure and service gaps, weak linkages with rural areas, high levels of informality, increasing inequalities, growing environmental damage and vulnerability to climate change and weak institutional systems and capacities. Unless resolved, these impediments will undermine Africa’s urban potential for structural transformation. The challenge confronting Africa is thus to accelerate structural transformation by harnessing the rapid urban transition to promote economic diversification, with a special focus on industrialization that will create jobs, enhance access to basic services and reduce inequality and poverty. The links between urbanization and industrialization have generally been weak or absent in Africa, underlining the urgent need to connect urban and industrial development given their interdependence and growth impacts. This Economic Report on Africa 2017 examines how to accelerate industrialization as a vehicle for structural transformation in Africa by harnessing opportunities from rapid urbanization. It analyses the challenges and opportunities, as well as the drivers, enablers and policy levers for strengthening linkages.
In order to provide interested stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia with a better understanding of how urbanization can serve as an instrument of accelerated industrialization and structural transformation in Africa, the African Institute of Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), is offering this e-learning course based on the Economic Report for Africa 2017 (ERA 2017). Although it is based on ERA 2017, this course is revised to include recent developments in industrialization and urbanization.

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Location : Web based e-Learning
Date : 15 January to 18 February 2019
Date published : 22nd august 2018
Deadline for registration : 17th October 2018
Duration : 4 weeks
Programme area :Industrialization, Urbanization, Structural transformation
Specific target audience : No
Price : No fee
Event focal point : IDEP
Event focal point contact : training@unidep.org
Applications :
https://www.unidep.org/?apply