Development and its Management (ES)

The online instructor-led courses are offered in a personalized mode with no more than 30 students in each class. Start and finish dates are clearly marked. Besides the online tools used for interaction in the virtual environment, courses provide students with continuous support from a technical assistant, the tutor and a program coordinator, who are experts in the course topics, and are able to offer effective feedback in all course activities and promote relevant discussion.


The goal of this course is for participants to acquire or hone a set of preliminary concepts of development management. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have strengthened skills that will enable them to: Describe and discuss different perspectives of “development”. Define the concept of efficient development processes and identify at least four challenges that your organization or government faces, in order to ensure efficient development processes. Propose a range for the scope of management processes in public initiatives. Support a definition of outcome management in developmental processes and compare that definition with the conventional management style of your organization (or program, sector, government, etc.). Relate the concepts of public value, strategy and strategic management to outcome management and development processes.

Latin American professionals from governmental and non-governmental organizations, from Latin America and the Caribbean, that bear the responsibility for the design, execution and evaluation of policies, programs and projects that are intended to contribute to social, effective, efficient, fair and sustainable development.
The full fee for this course is USD$120.00. This course is almost fully subsidized by IDB (Inter-American Development Bank). . We offer a 50% discount for an early bird payment done by June 25th., Early bird fee is USD$60.00. After June 25th, the full fee will be charged. Participants will pay the corresponding amount to register in the course (no refunds), which will allow them access to the INDES (Inter-American Institute for Social and Economic Development) virtual classroom, to its resources, to ongoing mentoring by the teachers/tutors, technical support for the virtual platform and a certificate of course completion, for those participants earning a point total of 65 or more. Each participant is responsible for his or her own costs for Internet access. It should be emphasized that this fee does not cover the entire cost for the course; IDB, through its regional technical cooperation program, covers the balance of the applicable fees.
10 Hours per week
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Módulo 1. Development: Its dimensions and dynamics
Módulo 2. Development effectiveness and results-based management in the development process in the Americas
Módulo 3. Contemporary management: scope and characteristics
Módulo 4. Management challenges in public settings
Módulo 5. The strategic nature of management in public settings

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