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African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) Core Short Courses

African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) Core Short Courses Go to training

The African Institute for Economic Develompent and Planning offers courses and online courses that focus primarily on the fundamentals of economic policy-making, economic management, and development planning that are at the heart of the IDEP mandate. They are organized on a continuing basis and designed to support policy makers, professionals in the public service, and development practitioners.  The courses are open to all development practitioners wishing to build/renew their technical and non-technical capacities but particularly target the younger generation of public sector policy officials in the economic and development ministries. 

Professionals working in legislative support roles in the parliaments of African countries will also be considered for participation in the courses. A strategic component of the short courses are the Institute’s training of trainers sessions, which are convened on a pan-African basis and devoted to  dedicated to training trainers who can use the skills and knowledge they acquire from IDEP to train their colleagues on the job.

Courses include but are not limited to the following:

In-person Courses:

  • Agricultural Policy in Africa
  • International Trade Policy & Trade Negotiations
  • Macroecnomic Modelilng For Sustainble Development Planning
  • Gender-responsive Economic Policy Management
  • Data Analysis For Sustainable Development Planning
  • Industrial Policy in Africa
  • Gender, Trade And Development
  • Training of Trainers Workshop on African Regional Integration Index: Its Use for Policy Development and Analysis


Online Courses:

  • Economic Modeling applied to Trade Policy Reforms in Africa
  • Geospatial Information Systems and Planning for Territorial Development
  • The role of e-Commerce in Economic Development
  • Macroecnomic Frameworks for an Inclusive Green Economy Growth in Africa
  • Agricultural Policy in Africa
  • Data Analysis For Sustainable Development Planning
  • Fiscal Policy for Financing Sustainble Development in Africa