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Beginner Level
Approx. 27 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to Local Economic Development

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Overview of the four drivers in the LED context9m
1 reading
Several suggested readings on LED35m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Globalisation

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Globalisation and Restructuring13m
2 readings
History and dynamics of globalization (Video Links)26m
The relationship between globalization and LED in developed and developing countries1h
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Decentralization & Local Responses

6 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Trends on Decentralization and Local Government - Part Two8m
2 readings
Local economic development in the Developing World: The Experience of South Africa2h
LED strategy by the municipality of Lepelle-Nkumpi in the North of South Africa (Optional)2h
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Competitiveness

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings
3 videos
Innovation8m
Frugal Innovation8m
2 readings
Current ideas on regional development and cluster-based economic development (Video)1h 10m
Fugal innovation: Centre of Frugal Innovation in Africa (Video)38m

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