Collaborative Doctorate Program in Economics for Sub-Saharan Africa (CPP)
Project Name:Collaborative Doctorate Program in Economics for Sub-Saharan Africa (CPP)Institution :African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)Project Region :
Eastern & Southern AfricaCountry :KenyaStatus :ClosedPhase :1Grant Number :101Grant Amount (USD):2 000 000Commitment Date:2002Closing Date:2008Phase :2Grant Number:226Grant Amount (USD):3 500 000Commitment Date:2008Closing Date:2013Introduction:
- Core Competence:
Economic Policy Analysis and Management
The main aim of the Collaborative Ph.D. Program in Economics was to develop an internationally recognized PhD program that enhances the continent’s capacity in economic research, development management, university teaching and that is cost-effective and relevant to Africa’s development needs. The specific objectives were to:
- Strengthen teaching and research capacity in sub-Saharan African countries;
- Increase the pool of researchers and policy analysts at a cost-effective rate and;
- Produce internationally recognized, but contextually relevant Ph.D. graduates.
The overall objective of the CPP Phase II was to continue to develop an internationally recognized Ph.D. Program that enhances the continent’s capacity in economic research, development management, university teaching and is cost-effective and relevant to African development needs. Its expected results were to:
- Produce economic experts with high-level analytical skills that would contribute to improving economic policy-making and development planning than ever before as well as general economic governance in Africa.
- Enhance teaching and research capacity in universities, research institutions, other tertiary educational institutions, governments, non-governmental organizations and other bodies as well as international organizations in Africa.
- Gradual build-up and retention of African scholars in Africa, leading to the eventual reduction of the brain-drain from the continent.
- Enhancement of the economics profession, in general, and standards at lower levels of teaching and research, as a result of ‘trickle-down and demonstration effects’ of the Programme.
- Core Competence: