Managing Inclusive Development in Emerging Societies

  • Executive
  • Department of International Development
  • Application code EE970
  • Starting 2021
  • Short course: Open
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

An exploration of the policy challenges and solutions facing developing countries aiming to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.

5 day intensive programme (dates TBC)

Why are some countries rich and others poor?  Why are some governed well and others badly?  Why are some cohesive and others conflicted?  Gain a deeper understanding of these issues on our new course, Managing Inclusive Development in Emerging Societies. 

The course provides an interdisciplinary and critical approach to the theories and practices being used to address problems of governance, economic growth, equity and stability, and social inclusion in the Global South. You’ll also benefit from studying alongside practitioners from around the globe, enhancing your professional network. London is hub for international development and LSE is a world leader in this subject.

Upon completion the course your ability to design, monitor and evaluate policies, programmes and projects in societies at different levels of development will be significantly increased.

This executive course is suitable for:

  • Senior and fast track junior officials in public, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations involved in foreign policy-making, international aid and trade and investment in emerging societies and markets
  • Professionals from national governments in emerging societies and markets
  • Executives working in multinational companies which do business in developing countries.

Tuition Fee: £3,995

Includes all LSE tuition, course materials, daily lunches, and networking events. You will also be awarded an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the five days.

 Part of LSE Executive Education Courses

Programme details

Course outcomes

The course will enable participants to:

  • Gain an understanding of the political economy of developing counties – both for the purpose of instituting change and for doing business in their economies.
  • Familiarise themselves with the challenges, solutions, and possible synergies with programmes in other sectors and countries.
  • Increase their ability to evaluate their existing programmes and develop a ‘menu of options’ rather than rigid templates, which will enable them to adapt their interventions to suit prevailing conditions in different contexts.
  • Enhance their network with a diverse range of professionals from around the world.

Programme structure

Key topics covered

Reviewing the role of representative organisations, new public management theory and aid in state formation and democratic consolidation

Economic Growth and Inclusion
Analysing the relationship between states and markets in industrial and investment policies; strengthening large firms and supply chains; facilitating the development of small and medium enterprises

Social Cohesion and Participatory Systems
Understanding the role of NGOs, community-based, and neo-traditional in organisations service delivery systems

Each day will include a formal lecture followed by small-group discussions and interactive workshops attempting to solve practical policy and project problems each evening

Day 1

  • Overcoming the political and technical challenges involved in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
  • The strengths and weaknesses of international aid

Day 2

  • Consolidating democratic transitions in formerly authoritarian states
  • The role of New Public Management Theory in state building

Day 3

  • Strengthening economic competitiveness: the role of states, markets, and industrial policies
  • Strengthening capitalist firms and supply chains in LDCs

Day 4

  • Facilitating small, medium, and informal enterprise development
  • The strengths and weaknesses of NGOs

Day 5

  • Strengthening the role of community based and neo-traditional service delivery systems

View a sample timetable of the week >> 


The course will be taught by:

Dr. Jean-Paul Faguet is Professor of the Political Economy of Development at the London School of Economics, and Co-Programme Director of the MSc in Development Management. He is also Chair of the Decentralization Task Force at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Find out more here

Mahvish Shami has been a visiting research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, and worked as an external consultant for the World Bank. After completing her PhD she spent a year doing Post-Doctoral research at the Institute of Food and Resource Economics at Copenhagen University. Find out more here

Entry requirements

All LSE executive education participants are required to have:

  • Fluency in English.
  • A good undergraduate degree or significant work experience in a relevant role(s).
  • Minimum two years’ professional experience. Typically our participants have more than ten years’ work experience.



Marcela Otero, Lead Staffer, APEC Business Advisory Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chile

"I think the major highlight of the programme for me was the opportunity to gain a really broad vision of development across time and across the globe The course has really opened my mind and broadened out my perspective on key issues."

Read Marcela's full profile here.


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