African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics

5th to 16th September 2022
Pretoria, South Africa

We are pleased to announce that the sixteenth edition of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) is scheduled to take place in Pretoria (South Africa)
from the 5th to 16th September 2022.

Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, APORDE 2022 will be held in-person.  A vaccine certificate will be required for all participants. Note that the programme may shift to an online format dependent on COVID-19.

APORDE is a high-level training programme in development economics which aims to build capacity in economics and economic policymaking. The course is run for two weeks and consists of lectures and seminars taught by leading international and African economists. This call is directed at talented economists, policymakers, academics and civil society activists who, if selected,
will be fully funded to participate in the course.

Please note that we receive many high-quality applications and that, as a result, entry into APORDE will be very competitive (only 30 applicants will be selected). It is therefore important that applicants complete and submit all the required documentation.

APORDE is an initiative of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) with the support of Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). Previous APORDE lecturers include, among others, the internationally renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge) as well as leading lecturers from SOAS and Cambridge University.

What previous participants have said about the course:

  • It touches on the most important developmental aspects which are critical to African Countries.
  • The knowledge acquired from the course has changed my attitude towards Industrial Policy.
  • The course provided an in-depth understanding of development issues at work.
  • Great course, great lecturers, great everyone.

We encourage anyone with an interest in development to read and distribute this call for applications.