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Monday 14 Sep to Friday 18 Sep 2020 at

The Grand Excelsior Hotel 

Al Mateena St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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About this Course

Poverty to Prosperity Understanding Economic Development

How can poor societies become prosperous and overcome obstacles to do so? In this economics course you will have the opportunity to learn about the role of government and the key political, social, and economic processes that elevate any society from poverty to prosperity.

This course will discuss and examine the following topics:

  • The role of government and the key political, social and economic processes that affect development;

  • Why societies need polities that are both centralised and inclusive, and the process by which these polities develop;

  • The social factors that are necessary for development, including the importance of identities, norms, and narratives;

  • The impact of economic processes on development, including discussion about how government policies can either promote or inhibit the exploitation of scale and specialisation;

  • The external conditions for development, including trade flows, capital flows, labour flows and international rules for governance.

Enrol in this course to understand the factors that influence economic development and the different development paths that countries across the world have taken.

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What you will learn 

At the end of this training program participants will learn the following:

  • Identify internal political, social, and economic factors that influence development;

  • Understand how external influences can impact the internal political, social, and economic processes;

  • Understand the varied paths of development that different countries have taken;

  • Apply the concepts learned by completing a final assignment that allows learners to practice the analysis of development challenges using the concepts of the course.

Who Should Attend?

  • MPs, Heads of government departments and ministries 

  • Poverty change activists and Non-Governmental Organisations who want a concise overview of the current trends and emerging solutions to tackle poverty.

  • Sustainable development practitioners – as well as private-sector actors, such as those who work in corporate sustainability and responsibility or poverty reduction strategies and policies – who need to understand how current trends and emerging solutions in poverty reduction are being implemented & made successful.

Course Syllabus

Day 1  Module 1


14 Sep 2020

From Anarchy to a centralised State:


Economic development needs policies that are centralised and inclusive. No society starts with such a policy. Starting from anarchy, what determines whether a centralised state emerges?

Day 2  Module 2


15 Sep 2020

From centralised to Inclusive States:


Economic development needs polities that are centralised and inclusive. No society starts with such a polity. What are the factors that develop a centralised state into an inclusive one?

Day 3  Module 3


16 Sep 2020

Aligning Power, Identities and Narratives:


Economic development needs an alignment between power and identities. What happens when power and identities are misaligned and how can that misalignment be addressed?

Day 4  Module 4


17 Sep 2020

Growth through Urbanisation and Industrialisation:


Economic development depends upon exploiting scale and specialisation, but poor societies start with neither. How can government policies promote or inhibit the exploitation of scale and specialisation?

Day 5  Module 5


18 Sep 2020

External Influences: Trade flows, Capital flows, Labour flows, and International Governance Rules

The political, social and economic processes covered in previous modules are fundamentally internal. External influences are peripheral but may still matter, for good or ill.

Pricing Tables

Flexible pricing with no surprises


The Grand Excelsior Hotel

Al Mateena Street - Deira, Dubai 

United Arab Emirates 

Phone: +971 4 608 1234

Meet your Instructors

Mr. Redwan Kabour

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Experienced Business Entrepreneur and Consultant with over 15 years Experience

Ms. Nicole Smart

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International Corporate Trainer for Management and Leadership Development; Executive Coach; TEDx Speaker; NLP

Mr. Abdullah Assad

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  • An experienced Business Development Specialist and Business Training Specialist

Other Upcoming Sessions this year

Poverty to Prosperity  Calendar for 2020

15-19 June  2020 The Premier Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

27-31 July 2020, The Grand Excelsior Hotel, Dubai, UAE

27-31 July 2020, The Grand Excelsior Hotel, Dubai, UAE

21-25 September 2020, The Hotel Cadet Opera, Paris, France

21-25 September 2020, The Hotel Cadet Opera, Paris, France


Boulevard Plaza, Tower 1 - Suite 1702

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel:   +971-52-815-6957



106 Johan Avenue, Dennehof, Sandton 2196 Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng 

Republic of South Africa

Tel:  +27-10-003-0214

Fax: +27-73-158-9738

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