Empowering change-makers: The DEDP MicroMasters programme expands to include a new Public Policy Track and course
Following its 5-year anniversary, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)'s Data, Economics and Development Policy MicroMasters programme announces the launch of a new public policy track to complement its existing curriculum, which has so far primarily focused on international development. Despite the change, the mission of the DEDP program remains steadfast on empowering a community of diverse, exceptional individuals with the technical skills to tackle poverty alleviation using evidence-based approaches. However, in recognition of the fact that poverty manifests differently across regions and contexts, including high-income countries, the new track will concentrate on public policies relevant to areas including international trade, climate change and minimum wage, primarily drawing examples from the US and other high-income countries. The programme also takes on a new name to reflect this change: Data, Economics and Design of Policy.