What if development economics were a human right?


We believe cutting-edge Development Economics is a human right

We are far from this reality but are determined to make it happen

Development economics is intended to augment human standards of living, but only a small proportion of professionals are exposed to its power today. To tackle the hardest problems on the planet within and across both developing and developed countries for a better world, we need a development economics for professionals in every sector that is just as rigorous, reliable and trustworthy.


Solving a hard problem. To do our part in making small steps towards development economics becoming truly global and mainstream, we are offering two novel trainings to professionals and organization teams that work directly or indirectly in economic development. We understand that staff are working on the hardest problems on the planet and have gone the extra mile to meet them halfway.

Professional Training. What make our offerings unique is that these are Ph.D-level professional courses, which, as far as we are aware, do not yet exist in development economics. We are offering the full core and elective coursework of a development economics PhD to professional teams that may have neither the time nor the bandwidth to apply for and complete an academic program, but need to operate at the frontier.

Background. We are very pleased to confirm that no background in economics, mathematics or statistics whatsoever will be required. Our audience are nonprofit foundations, government and public policy agencies and corporations.

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DEVELOPING ECONOMISTS. Professional training for impact.

We are closing the gap between the development economics profession and the international development profession.

No background in economics necessary

Doctoral-level training as a professional course.

Core Course. Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics for Professionals

Elective Course. Development Economics in the Twenty-First Century

Special Course. Creating and Scaling Randomized Controlled Trials and Natural Experiments for Online Marketing Economics

Doctoral-level Core: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics for Development Professionals

I draw on the celebrated economics core of the PhD in economics to introduce a microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics core in one course that unifies all three strands. The material is tied to the professional environment. The material and all assignments are carefully tailored to current affairs and contexts.

This is scheduled to be a 6 month virtual course. No background in economics, mathematics or statistics is required. An undergraduate degree is expected.

Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, Professor-in-Chief, Development Economics X

Doctoral Level Elective: Development Economics in the Twenty-First Century

In this doctoral-level elective, I draw on modern development economics and focus on innovations that are relevant to international development professional services. Building on the core course, the focus of this professional course is applying economics to socioeconomic, political, cultural and even historical impacts of innovation for staff, professionals within organizations and their worlds in these complex times. The goal is to arm professionals with a rich toolkit that can boost their effectiveness in changing the world, both individually and as organizations.

Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, Professor-in-Chief, Development Economics X

Special Course: Creating and Scaling Randomized Controlled Trials and Natural Experiments for Online Marketing Economics

This special course teaches large nonprofit foundations, corporate social responsibility initiatives and other organizations that use online marketing systems such as Google Ads to bring the rigor of economics and econometrics to run internal high-fidelity randomized controlled trials and natural experiments drawing on cutting-edge machine learning and other tools to maximizing their marketing and donations.

Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, Professor-in-Chief and Director, Development Economics X

Elevate your Nonprofit Foundations with Online Marketing

We also offer our proprietary service for large nonprofit foundations and organizations that already use Google for marketing. If you need a consulting, we would be happy to help

Kweku Opoku-Agyemang

About Development Economics X Training

The protection and safety of people around the world is a collaborative endeavor, and no organization can make progress alone. We look forward to eventually engaging and potentially partnering with like-minded organizations and individuals with complementary interests, including academic institutions. We invite organizations that are interest to get in touch with us.

The Development Economics X Training program is a professional training initiative. It is not a university degree-granting academic program. We encourage anyone that is interested in an academic program to apply to the many available programs that are available.

We see our offerings as a complement to elite predoctoral and other fellowships but our focus is on active professionals and organization teams that cannot necessarily assume future exposure to a doctorate in economics.

Python for national and sectoral development

We train sector staff in developing countries in areas such as transportation to use the programming language Python to improve service efficiency.

Benefit from software and provide services at a higher level, with better speed and at larger scale with the same staff. No programming experience is needed for the training.

Development Economics X Training

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