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Online courses

A selection of educational online courses relating to international development, offered by a range of prestigious universities


Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

This business and management course, taught by Harvard Business School professor Tarun Khanna, takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems across the emerging markets, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions.

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Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development

This course considers how to use technology innovation as a tool to fight poverty and enable sustainable development.


Fintech Startup in Emerging Economy Specialisation

The University of Cape Town’s course gives aspiring entrepreneurs the tools to understand the technological innovations and challenges the financial services industry faces in the emerging market context.


The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture

This explores the principles and practical applications of Climate Smart Agriculture: mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, adaption to climate change and stable or increased food production in the context of European dairy farming and wine production.


The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future

This course will examine how various societal actors are responding to and implementing the SDGs.


Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2: Developing Effective Interventions

Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2 is the second MOOC in a two-part sequence, and looks at ‘Developing Effective Interventions’ in the realm of water supply and sanitation.


Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

This course looks at how African cities are exposed and vulnerable to climate change, and how cities can manage this to become more resilient.

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Entrepreneurship for Global Challenges in Emerging Markets

This course aims to help you start a business and build your network in various cultural and social contexts in emerging economies at Delft University of Technology.


e-Learning on Digital Agriculture

Agriculture is no exception to digital revolution, going beyond a simple adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). This opportunity focuses on the understanding of core concepts of DAT and ICT in agriculture, with a focus on used cases and potential impact. Learn about digital tools enhancing on-farm productivity, while understanding how to empower smallholder farmers through ICT/Digital Tools in market access and financial services.


Health Care Innovation

In this course, you’ll learn the foundational economic theories behind health care innovation and how to optimize your own health care practice or organization. Designed to help you gain a practical understanding of the theoretical frameworks of behavioral economics and operations management in the health care setting.


Future Food: Sustainable Food Systems for the 21st Century

This course explores what sustainability means for food and explores the challenges of our journey towards a more sustainable food future.


Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs)

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, an estimated $4.5 trillion per year in additional investment and finance in EMDEs is needed; this course explores how finance and investment can be unlocked to achieve the SDGs.


Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

This course engages in the complexity of the global food supply chain, the vulnerability of the food industry to emerging threats and the solutions to stopping these threats early. It  also considers the issues surrounding the production of food of animal origin.


Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems

Agribusiness is at the core of most economies around the world. The business of feeding people remains both complex and extremely important. learn How to recognize the characteristics of Global Food Systems and their multiple variables impacting Global Food Systems.


Social Impact Measurement and Management

This course delves into how to analyse the impact of projects and organisations, giving students confidence to assess and manage the social and environmental impacts of different initiatives.

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