The fifth training course on Human Development: From Theory to Practice, is jointly organized by UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, HDCA, and Queen Elizabeth House. The course was held 14 – 26 September 2008 at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK.
The course contained a mix of applied training sessions, CD-ROM based exercises, quantitative techniques, computer training and traditional classroom teaching. The course was designed for an audience of professionals and policy makers involved in development issues. The training course covered applied problems of relevance to human development in a dynamic, interactive and stimulating environment. The application and selection process for the 2008 course is now closed. Presentations from the course are available.
The cost of the course was $6,500, which covers tuition as well as accommodation and meals at St. Catherine’s
College for the duration of the programme. This sum did not include travel costs to and from Oxford. Information on logistics, the schedule, readings and presentations are available through this section of our website. Please be advised, we are no longer accepting applications for this course.
"The Oxford Summer School is a unique institution. It brings together people from around the world to share experience, reflect on strategies for achieving change, and develop their understanding of human development. One of the great strengths of the capabilities framework over the years has been its constant renewal through the analysis of new issues, from human rights to cultural diversity and climate change. The Oxford Summer School is part of this process of renewal. At a time when the world is facing great challenges in the form of rising inequality, globalisation, environmental threats, the erosion of multilateralism, and the regulation of markets, the Oxford event provides a rare opportunity to stand back and sharpen our analytical tools."