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The Challenges of Global Poverty

Poverty is defined as a lack of money and functional necessary resources for long-term survival. Starvation, undernutrition, restricted access to education and other basic needs, social prejudice, marginalization, and a lack of involvement in decision-making are examples of its expressions. Throughout the years it has been concluded that it is impossible to find a solution to these issues. However, by getting informed and finding ways to reduce global poverty, young professionals interested in making a change can strive towards a better future for all people around the world.

The course “The Challenges of Global Poverty” offered by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) and strives to inform prospective participants about the questions related to global poverty. Prospective students should acquire a score higher than 60% in the exam in order to prove their readiness to grasp the concepts of the course.

This 11-week course takes approximately 12 to 14 hours weekly to be completed and is taught by professors Abhijit Vinajak Banerjee and Esther Duflo. The course is available in English language.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11 weeks