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OEBU 2090A - Designing strategic plan for development

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course is an interactive case-based introduction to development work. The objective of this course is not to pass on theoretical knowledge in development economics, but to provide methodological tools to design development policies and to carry out the impacts of business projects on development. The students will be coached to design a strategic plan for a developing country with a market-driven approach, and to enhance the development externalities of business projects.


LAVRARD-MEYER, Cécile F. (Senior Researcher, McKinsey & Company)

Pedagogical format

Case studies.

Course validation

Strategies presentation by team.


6 seminars of two hours each (12 hours). Credits: 2.

Required reading

  • Malcolm Gillis, Dwight Perkins, Steven Radlet, Micheal Roemer, Donald Snodgrass, "Economics of Development" (5th ed.), W W Norton & Co, 2011
  • Jacques Brasseul, Cécile Lavrard-Meyer, Économie du développement - Les enjeux d'un développement à visage humain (4è éd.), collection U, Armand Collin, 2016.

Additional required reading

  • Amartya Sen, Development as freedom, Oxford Paperbacks, 2001
  • Michael Todaro, Stephen C Smith, Economic Development, Addison Wesley, 12th edition, 2014
  • Handbook of Economic Growth - Edited by Philippe Aghion and Steven N. Durlauf, Elsevier, 2014 Selected articles in