OPHI to teach UNDP Oxford Course 2011 – Concepts, Measurement and Policy Implications

OPHI and the UNDP Human Development Report Office are organising a UNDP Human Development Course on “Concepts, Measurement and Policy Implications”. The course will be held at Eynsham Hall just outside Oxford, United Kingdom during 28 February – 11 March 2011.

The course is aimed at staff in Ministries of Planning, Finance, Economy and national statistics offices who have experience and roles linked to development policy planning and monitoring, including Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and MDG-based strategies, as well as UNDP staff working on related issues including Resident Representatives, Deputy Resident Representatives, Advisors, and Human Development Focal Points. The course will offer an in-depth review and policy-oriented introduction to key human development concepts, measures and analytical tools, and policy implications introduced in the Human Development Report 2010. There will be a particular focus on the new measures, a topic on which country and staff demand has already been expressed.

The course is being organized in two phases over two weeks. The first week offers an introduction to concepts and measures, and the second week is devoted to more detailed discussions and practical exercises on HD measurement methodologies and techniques.

For information on eligibility, selection criteria, course fees, and instructions on how to apply, please see the UNDP Human Development Report website: http://hdr.undp.org/en/nhdr/training/oxford/.