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The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable....

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LG
May 18, 2017

This course was perfect for those wanting to explore the world of development, broad enough to include all interlinked themes, with sufficient reading materials to spark one's specializing interests.

AA
Jun 1, 2020

Very informative and detailed. Prof. Sachs covers all aspects of sustainable development in detail. Though the course was designed in 2013 hence does not cover the latest development to SDGs to date.

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By George K

Sep 30, 2018

Great course, but needs a bit of updating!!!

By ASHISH A

May 1, 2020

A very deep, thoughtful and intriguing.

By Imre v K

Nov 5, 2017

Interesting to acquire basic knowledge

By Griselda E

Sep 4, 2018

Falta actualizar links de los Quiz

By Renato B

Jun 10, 2016

very complete and interesting

By Olufunso T B

Feb 25, 2017

Beautiful learning tools

By Kuany K

Oct 18, 2016

Great course. Loved it.

By Sufiyan

Jan 8, 2016

Very detailed course.

By alyssa

Sep 26, 2019

Very comprehensive

By Lionel D H

Apr 1, 2018

wonderful program.

By Kevin M

Mar 25, 2017

Slightly outdated.

By BADDAR M

Jan 17, 2019

Its a good course

By Claudia C

Nov 21, 2017

A great course!!!

By Andres C D

Jul 11, 2020

Excellent course

By mahmoud

Dec 30, 2016

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By Jaime R

Nov 16, 2016

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By Melanie J

Nov 1, 2016

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By Anne F

Feb 25, 2016

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By Lisa O

Jul 27, 2019

This course has very valuable information and I learned a lot! However, it is beginning to be slightly outdated (5-6 years old): many of the links are broken in quizzes, and the content he talks about has changed in reality (SDGs were finalized after this course was created). I did not find the quizzes to be reflective of content from the videos, and often had you navigate to third party sites (assuming the link worked at all). The videos are also somewhat dry and topics repetitive. That said, I really enjoyed learning about the interconnectedness of environmental issues with social and political ones, and would still recommend this course to anyone looking to get a foundation in sustainable development.

By Vincent G

Oct 29, 2015

Very good course, I enjoyed it very much and appreciated the educated and polite style of Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. I would have appreciated a copy of the figures and grafique shown. The course release in 2012 would need to be updated. The Quizz need a real involvement of the student to be completed; challenging but I personnaly appreaciated very much. The Quizz would need some profound revision since some links are not available anymore and some answer are simply wrong. A Statement from the Columbia University / Prof. J. Sachs would have been welcome since completing the 14 week course imply a real involvement from the student. Overall very appreciated course, Thank Prof. Sachs!

By Maria J D F d V B

Jun 18, 2020

This is a great course, super cativating and insightful, and deeply inspiring in these times we're living. However, it really needs updating by Coursera: the reading list provided has very interesting titles but many unavailable, and most quizzes have obsolete links in some question, making it very frustrating to try and guess the right answer or ask for help from the mentors (who are super helpful btw). Also, it appears that this is not a new problem, so please fix it. There are another course platforms with this course updated.

By Malin W

Jun 28, 2020

Many of the links in the quizzes after the videos are expired, it would be helpful to make the quizzes with new links to new data to explore. Furthermore, there could be more controversion about solutions. It seems as if there are many easy solutions and that Professor Jeffrey Sachs knows them all, but the real world is often more complex than that and there are different opinions in the scientific community.

By Max K

Jun 30, 2020

A lot of the information was a bit out of date and most of the discussion forums have not been updated in a couple years and are not monitored for recent posts. Also on the quizzes there were frequent issues where the correct answer could never be found even if you choose one option every time you take it. It was an interesting course but could definitely use updating.

By RIANO P A

Jun 17, 2018

The course is excellent, I'd love the way the professor explain in detail each topic. However, some data are out-of -date and some links in the quizs are broken. moreover, some questions are wrong because of the data used. Finally, It is a shame that after dedicate 15 weeks in this course, coursera or UNDP don't give us a diploma or certificate of completion.