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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Turkish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Local Economic Development

2 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Overview of the four drivers in the LED context9m
1 reading
Several suggested readings on LED35m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Globalisation

2 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Globalisation and Restructuring13m
2 readings
History and dynamics of globalization (Video Links)26m
The relationship between globalization and LED in developed and developing countries1h
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Decentralization & Local Responses

2 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Trends on Decentralization and Local Government - Part Two8m
2 readings
Local economic development in the Developing World: The Experience of South Africa2h
LED strategy by the municipality of Lepelle-Nkumpi in the North of South Africa (Optional)2h
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Competitiveness

3 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings
3 videos
Innovation8m
Frugal Innovation8m
2 readings
Current ideas on regional development and cluster-based economic development (Video)1h 10m
Fugal innovation: Centre of Frugal Innovation in Africa (Video)38m
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Top reviews from Local Economic Development

By LSJul 1st 2019

The course was valuable, easy to undertake and complete, with a lot of support provided. My new skills will be easily integrated into my everyday work.

By CHJul 13th 2019

This course has very good ideas and cases studies to inspire me in my project of SMEs in Paraguay. Many thanks.\n\nChing Yi , Huang PMP

Instructors

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Georgina Gomez

Associate Professor in Institutions and Local Development
ISS
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Bert Helmsing

Emeritus Professor of Local and Regional Development
ISS
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Peter Knorringa

Professor of Private Sector & Development
ISS
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Jan Fransen

Head of Education & Training
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
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Ronald Wall

Head of the Urban Competitiveness and Resilience
IHS

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