Economics, Public policy

Co-sponsored by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of the Open Society Institute, Budapest

with distance learning module starting in February

Course date

18 July - 29 July, 2011
Fee-paying application deadline:
31 March, 2011

Experiences of past course participants

"The course was useful thanks to the numerous on-the-ground examples provided by various lecturers and participants, which allowed me to expand my knowledge of the practical challenges faced when constructing and developing decentralized systems. The case studies were useful for similar purposes."
(Course participant 2010)

The uniqueness of this program is the structure of combining distance learning and field experience with the course, which is an excellent teaching and learning process compared to other short courses I have attended.
(Course participant 2010)

"Interactive organization, work in interdisciplinary + international groups, links between theory and practice."
(2009 course participant)

"I learned more in one week than one semester at my university."
(2009 course participant)

"Coming to the course and making presentations on different topics made me learn more about the economic situation in my own country and listen to the experience of others."
(2009 course participant)

"Organisation of the course - introduction, followed by presentations and panel discussions is very good..."
(2009 course participant)

"Rich information from many different parts of the world. Strong theoretical basis. Very good distance learning module."
(2008 course participant)

"Rich information from many different parts of the world. Strong theoretical basis. Very good distance learning module."
(Course participant 2008)