Extractive industries, Local economic development, Participatory governance, Strategic planning

LGI logoCo-sponsored by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of the Open Society Foundations, Budapest

Course date

4 July - 15 July, 2011
Application deadline:
15 February, 2011

Target group

Applications are invited from senior level policy makers and practitioners, national and local government officials in local and regional economic development ministries and associations, donors, NGO's and stakeholders/practitioners committed to and/or engaged in participatory sub-national economic development activities. The course is also targeted at participants intending to undertake research and policy advisory services in inclusive local economic development.


Participants will be expected to

  • understand the national and local framework conditions for local economic development (LED) in their countries;
  • be familiar with core concepts of LED ahead of the course (through advanced reading and/or practice).

    Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.