When development economics emerged as an independent academic field in the post-1945 years, the answer to the question of what development is was rather simple: Development equals GNP growth. The subsequent seven decades of development studies have produced rich and varied outputs that have most recently led to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted offering a widely embraced framework for development work around the globe.
This course was delivered in two blocks by the HMC at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland for the first time in the Autumn Semester 2016. The first block was focused on the participants presenting real cases of development programs that are representative of different streams in development theory. The second block then took place in Geneva focused on meeting and interacting with development practitioners.
We are especially grateful for the generous support of the Permanent Representation of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other International Organizations in Geneva and all the speakers that provided rich and varied insights into practical dimensions of development work.You can find a picture gallery of the event below and the program of the Course Conference under the following link: 2016 Course Conference - What makes Development Good?