Leaders in key decision-making roles around the world are paying increased attention to the role of technological innovation and institutional change in prosperity. To support these efforts, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Executive Education offers Innovation for Economic Development, a program aimed at helping leaders design policies that enhance economic growth, global competitiveness, and environmental sustainability.
The program focuses on the prospects of technological leapfrogging using case studies from broadband technology, nanotechnology, solar energy and synthetic biology. It examines the critical role that entrepreneurial universities play in the process of economic catch-up.
Led by a cadre of renowned authors, leading researchers, practitioners, and distinguished professors who are experts in their fields, the program examines strategies and measures for aligning technology and innovation trends with development policy objectives. Moreover, the program helps leaders design and implement innovation policies for economic development. Participants will emerge well equipped to apply global lessons and capitalize on technology developments in their own organizations, countries or regions. They will also join a global network of nearly 500 alumni of the program around the world.
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The program is designed for ministers, deputy ministers, senior civil servants, diplomats, development leaders, university presidents and professors, chief executive officers, senior editors, as well as those working in international development agencies. Senior advisors to heads of state and government, as well as corporations with specific interest in development should also apply.
Participants represent a broad cross-section of fields, including finance, economic and development planning, infrastructure development, industry, trade, science and technology, information and communications, education, healthcare, agriculture, energy, environment and natural resources, regional development, development cooperation, and national defense.
Participants must demonstrate proficiency in English and be able to participate fluently in dialogue with faculty members and fellow participants.
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Schedule IELTS
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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