A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking is specifically designed for senior leaders working in development organizations, but is open to professionals in related fields. Interested applicants should have some background in economics as well as significant experience in development.

Recommended applicants include:

  • Senior officials at international institutions, including country directors, chief economists, team leaders and lead economists
  • Corporate executives, including consultants and senior investment analysts interested in new strategy tools for market analysis and investment
  • Senior government officials leading economic strategy thinking, investment agencies and regional/city development institutions

The program is best suited for development professionals with the following interests and goals: promoting economic growth; incorporating inclusion into economic strategies; strengthening competitiveness; shaping trade and industrial policy; creating better growth diagnostics; improving educational outcomes in labor markets; and identifying high potential growth sectors for investment.