Basic Economics for Effective Reporting on Development Issues

Organized in partnership with the World Bank Institute (WBI)
Period: 29 – 31 May, 2008.

Course Coordinator: 
Sajjad Zohir, Research Director, ERG

Short Description:
The focus of the course was on imparting basic principles of economics in very broad terms: the market equilibrium and the economics of price control (microeconomics); the macroeconomic balances; the problem of making choices under resource constraint. The participants also identified the relevant issues within specific development topics; relate an issue in one area with other areas and the national with the global; able to use analytical framework to raise right kind of questions that he/she should address; identify relevant information and make sense out of these information.

Course Instructors/Resource Persons: 
Wahiduddin Mahmud
Fahad Khalil
Sajjad Zohir
Siddiqur Rahman Osmani
Maroof Matin

Total Participants: 24 persons From: Dainik Jugantor, Prothom Alo, Amar Desh, NTV, Baishakhi Television, Financial Express, BDNEWS 24, Daily Janokontho, The Daily Star, BSS, University of Dhaka, ETV, MRDI and BTV