Public Policies and Rural Development in Africa

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Course Format
Dates and Fees
Course Overview

This course considers the development of approaches to rural development through the 20th and early 21st centuries. It then describes the components of a multisectoral strategy and theory of change for poverty reduction, and the crucial role of stakeholder collaboration. The course then explains in detail the key policy areas that will lead to the goals of productive and inclusive rural transformation.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training course you will:  

  • Rural development approaches since the 1950s including modernization, the Green Revolution, Local Economic Development as well as regional approaches
  • A theory of change for poverty reduction based on a multisectoral approach, and the role of stakeholder collaboration within it
  • The policy areas where interventions are needed in order to achieve empowerment, economic inclusion and resilience building.

The courses aims to support an integrated, multisectoral approach to rural poverty reduction, by improving the knowledge and capacities of a range of professionals, including:

  • Policymakers, policy administrators and policy officers 
  • Researchers
  • Development practitioners
  • Members of civil society and rural organizations
$3,950.00 Fees + VAT as applicable

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

Duration: 10 Days

11th – 22nd March, 2024

8th  – 19th July, 2024

 Rural development approaches

Theory of change for rural poverty reduction

Resource access and control

Social infrastructure, social protection and decent rural employment

Sectoral development, infrastructure and inclusive markets

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