Module 9 a - Development Planning and Industrial Policies (6 ECTS)

Aims of the module:

Topics covered in the course include in particular:

  1. Introduction to management and planning techniques, such as Project Cycle Management, Stakeholder Analysis and Log Frames in the context of industrial development projects
  2. Introduction to monitoring and evaluation techniques, including both quantitative (Cost-Benefit Analysis) and qualitative methods (deliberative, participatory methods) in the context of industrial development projects
  3. Introduction to important practical planning instruments and tools, such as Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEFs), Sector-wide approaches (SWAp) or budget support, industrial policy diagnosis methodologies such as Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies (EQUIP)
  4. Industrial policy basics: definitions and scope, content and process, horizontal vs vertical, industrial policy and level of development, industrial policy in historical perspective
  5. Industrial policy instruments: connecting strategic objectives with concrete instruments, the use of specific policy instruments: Fiscal, technological, investment, trade and others; monitoring and evaluating policy instruments’ performance
  6. Industrial policy experiences

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion, students...

  • have a critical understanding of evolving debates on development planning, specifically their use in industrial development planning and on industrial policy issues

  • have an understanding of how to use a number of development planning tools and industrial policy instruments and frameworks and an appreciation of their strengths and weaknesses

  • have an understanding of different experiences in applying industrial planning tools and industrial policy instruments and the process and operational and organizational difficulties faced during design and implementation

  • engage in concrete development planning and policy making activities