Level Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
Duration: 13 weeks
Human Development is a paradigm promoted by the UNDP since the 1990s. It is an alternative perspective to approach development, focusing on the expansion of people’s freedoms to live long, healthy and creative lives. From a Human Development perspective people are both the agents and the drivers of development. Considering the important advances in human development, there are still major existing challenges to improve the social inclusion of diverse demographic groups.
Governments as well as multilateral organizations use public policies as tools to improve human development and social inclusion. All public policies can impact a person’s life, by either increasing or limiting their development opportunities. This course analyses public policies within the framework of the human development paradigm and the achievement of social inclusion. At the end of the course the student will be able to design, implement, and evaluate public policies of social inclusion focused in promoting liberties and the empowerment of the afrodescendant population.
Through lectures, videos, and internet resources assigned to each unit as well as the individual and group activities developed weekly, the course offers the necessary tools that allow students to design, and evaluate public policies and development strategies to improve individuals quality of life, decrease inequalities, and achieve social inclusion of the afrodescendant population.
The course is structured to be completed in 12 weeks and this includes 5 subject topics and 2 weeks for course introduction and closing. The introduction includes a course summary, and the closing unit invites participants to assess the course according to the below structure:
Introduction to the Virtual School System, the course and its context:
The Human Development perspective
||Public Policy within a HD perspective
|Unit 3||Agendas and alternatives
|Unit 4||Policy implementation
|Unit 5||Monitoring, evaluation and finalising public policies
Reports and Inscriptions