Professional Certificate in Economic Development
London, UK

Course Overview

This course will provide those involved in economic planning and policymaking with a clear understanding of how to create comprehensive, sustainable and effective plans for economic development. Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key issues in economic development, such as the formulation and adoption of policies to contribute to meeting key goals in the UN post-2015 agenda. By examining relevant case studies and engaging with leading specialists, participants will leave the programme equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to rapidly enhance economic development, including through infrastructural developments and effective monitoring.

A comprehensive analysis of the principles and processes behind sustainable economic development will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • The relationship between inequality and economic development
  • The post-2015 agenda
  • Bottom-up approaches to economic development
  • The role of technology
  • Agricultural economic development
  • Utilising natural resources for growth
  • Best practice in attracting investment and promoting trade

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers.


Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 5 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.
In addition, the successful candidate will receive a transcript from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies certifying the specialisation in Economic Development.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the participants will be able to:
  • Formulate plans to challenge inequality through economic development
  • Lead impact assessments to assess projects and policies and learn from mistakes
  • Apply the key principles of international frameworks to economic planning
  • Examine the role of agriculture, natural resources and technology in development
  • Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  • Find the balance between regulatory frameworks and economic development 
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How You Will Benefit

  • The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
  • Hear the latest insights, research and developments in economic development from leading experts
  • Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in the management of economic development
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