Economics And Development
This course explicates the concept of
economics and economic systems and their contribution to development. The
course then explores the aspects of national income, economic growth and their
link with the sustainable development goals. The classical theories of economic
growth are also covered, together with growth and development strategies. The
course ends by looking at key economic aspects such as unemployment, poverty,
population growth, urbanisation and foreign finance and investment.
By the end of this course, the students should
be able to:
Articulate economic theories of growth and
development in the context of developing countries.
Have identified and analysed key economic
aspects in influencing and shaping the course of economic development.
Have identified the requirements for effecting
rapid structural and institutional transformations of the entire society in a
manner that will most efficiently bring the fruits of economic progress to the
broadest segments of its populations.
After completing this course, students should
be able to explain the economic theories of growth and development in the context
of developing countries and also analyze the key economic aspects that
influence and shape the course of economic development.