When development economics emerged as an independent 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 Master level course at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland is addressing some central questions of development in two blocks. The first block is focused on the participants researching and presenting 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 tremendous support from the Permanent Representation of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other International Organizations in Geneva who also delivered a presentation during this one day event.. Furthermore, A workshop was held and presentations were given by UNCTAD, UNECE, IFRC and Light for the World