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Leading Economic Growth is a one-week executive program that examines approaches to shared growth and development, expanding a country’s productive capabilities and developing new investment promotion strategies for growth.

Led by renowned Harvard faculty with decades of experience in this field, you'll learn how to diagnose the opportunities for and constraints to growth at the city, state or national level. You'll also understand how to build institutional framework to achieve shared growth.

Classroom lectures, how-to sessions and case study discussions highlight the challenges that countries face in expanding and diversifying their portfolio of capabilities. You'll explore several comparative frameworks for development and, through small group and class sessions, discuss the applicability of these frameworks to your own country. Topics focus on industrial zones; investment promotion agencies; development corporations, funds and banks; the legislative process; and international coordination of the government.

The program's curriculum includes an in-depth look at specific topics that determine the economic potential of a country, and include:

  • Economic diversification and complexity
  • The nature of growth and structural transformation
  • Organizational architecture and design
  • Policy implementation

You'll return to your country with an enhanced understanding of how to develop a set of policies and tools to detect distortions and design solutions to unlock growth. The concepts and frameworks you learn will allow you to design effective strategies for economic growth.

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