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The Poverty and Growth Program of the World Bank Institute is
an 8-week Internet course on Economic Literacy for Civil Society.
The goal of this introductory course is to give civil society
organizations an exposure to economic issues and to the linkages
economic policies, growth and poverty to enhance their ability to
participate in the design and implementation of poverty reduction
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Deadline to apply is October 24th.
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Poverty and Growth Program
World Bank Institute PREM
Economic Literacy for Civil Society: Introductory E-Learning course
Global course delivered via Internet 29 October to 22 December, 2006
This eight-week Internet-based course provides an introduction to
development economics, focusing on economic policies and their linkages
with growth and poverty reduction. After describing basic poverty and
national account relationships and the relationship between growth
and poverty, the course turns to individual policy areas. These include
the various roles of government, including providing a backdrop for the
effective operation of a market economy, and conducting fiscal policy.
Policies covering monetary and exchange rate issues, the financial
sector, trade, and institutional development are also covered in the
The goal of this course is to give civil society organizations an
to economic issues and to the linkages between economic policies,
and poverty to enhance their ability to participate in the design and
implementation of poverty reduction strategies. In addition to members
civil society the course will be useful for students and particulars
want to get an introduction or to refresh their knowledge of
economics. Participants from around the world are encouraged to
Please note that this is an introductory course. It is not designed
members of the academia or
people with a strong background in economics.
We will be using materials specifically prepared for this course and
additional suggested readings related to the topics being discussed
week. The course will be structured via 8 week-long modules. We will
the reading materials for each week at the end of the previous week
(Fridays). Participants will be expected to read the course materials
during the week-end and at the beginning of the week. During the week
there will be an online discussion (not in real time) among
guided by the course moderators. Participants can also ask questions
the materials, which will be answered by
the moderators during the week or by the authors of the course manual
the end of the week. There will be no tests or assignments at the end
the course. Participants will not be awarded a certificate. Total
commitment for participants is expected to range from 6 - 8 hours per
Participants will not be charged a fee for this course.
The course will be conducted in English over the Internet, so Internet
connection and the ability to participate in the online discussion are
pre-requisites for participants.
Details on how to access WebCT, the e-learning platform that will be
for the course, will be sent via email.
To apply for this course, please go to:
1) Click the Apply button
2) Complete the application form
3) Click Submit
4) A confirmation with instructions on how to access the web site for
course will be sent to those selected shortly after the
deadline to submit applications.
Last day to submit registration: October 24th, 2006
1st week What is poverty and how we measure it 29 Oct. - 3 Nov.
2nd week National Income Accounts 5 - 10 Nov.
3rd week Economic Growth and Poverty 12 - 17 Nov.
4th week Government in the economy, Fiscal policy and the Poor
19 - 24 Nov.
5th week Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies and the Poor 26 Nov. - 1
6th week Financial Development and Poverty 3 - 8 Dec.
7th week Trade Policy and the Poor 10 - 15 Dec.
8th week Institutions and Growth 17 – 22 Dec. 4