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For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.
Participants: Development planners, administrators, officials, extension officers, project and program managers or officers, CSR officers, and NGO personnel.
Course Brief: Globalization – the increasing integration of economies and societies around the world – is one of the most hotly-debated topics in international development. Rapid growth and poverty reduction in China, India, Vietnam, and other countries that were poor 20 years ago, has been a positive aspect of globalization. But globalization also has consequences. Among them, increased inequality, environmental degradation, unsustainable mass consumption, and the growth of mega-cites have raised alarm. What can be done to make globalization work for all?
Using the most recent research on globalization and evidence from countries and case studies, this course explores and seeks to resolve five critical development questions: What is globalization? Does more international trade openness increase world poverty? Is globalization exacerbating inequality? Has globalization caused a “race to the bottom” in environmental degradation and standards? What can we do about it? Content includes a framework to address the key issues related to globalization, how developing countries can enlarge the gains from globalization, a review of the essentials of economic globalization, an in-depth analysis of the WTO, which has been the focus of so much negative attention, and what might be done to change both the WTO itself and the public’s perceptions of it.