A new round of our MOOC "What Works? Promising Practices in International Development"

A new chance to sign up to the successful MOOC which starts February 26.

The Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo has developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “What Works: Promising Practices in International Development”. A revised version of this MOOC, which was first offered in 2015, will be launched on 26 February 2018.

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More about the MOOC

With contributions from an interdisciplinary group of researchers and development specialists based at University of Oslo, Stanford University, University of Malawi, and China Agricultural University, this free MOOC explores promising strategies in international aid related to agriculture, public health, governance, aid and poverty reduction.


  • Core concepts in development theory
  • Poverty reduction and income inequality
  • Food security and agriculture
  • Global governance and international cooperation
  • Human rights and development
  • Good governance, rule of law and state building
  • Public participation and civil society
  • Successful cases of national and international development initiatives

Over the last few years there has been a rapid growth of higher education delivered over the internet, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have reached millions of students worldwide. With the potential of reaching out to people all over the world regardless of background, we hope that this course can continue some interesting dialogues and discussions across borders and within countries all over the world. So far, close to 10 000 participants from 150 countries have taken the course.

Read more about the MOOC on the What Works website.

Published Jan. 9, 2018 11:25 AM - Last modified Sep. 11, 2019 11:41 AM