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Call for applications

APORDE is a high-level training programme in development economics which aims to build capacity in economics and economic policy-making. The course is run for two weeks and consists of lectures and seminars taught by leading international and African economists. This call is directed at talented African, Asian and Latin American economists, policy makers, academics and civil society activists who, if selected, will be fully funded to participate in the course.

Applications Process :

Applicants must demonstrate first-class intellectual capacity and (at least some) prior knowledge in economics/political economy, as well as proficiency in English. The objective of APORDE is to attract participants from a broad range of backgrounds and preference will be given to persons who have demonstrated exceptional capacity in their professional experience.
The main body of participants will be drawn from Africa, but we welcome applications from Asians, Middle Easterns and Latin Americans who have research or work experience related to Africa.

Prospective applicants should go to the APORDE website and follow the link to the application forms.
Please note that in addition to completing the online form, you have to complete and upload the application form in a word format.

- An official transcript (showing courses taken and grades obtained) ;
- A certificate of the highest qualification
- A recent curriculum vitae not exceeding 5 pages in length
- 2 (two) letters of reference, where possible 1 academic referee and 1 professional
- For those whose main medium of instruction or work is not English, some proof of English proficiency will be necessary. Results of Standard English proficiency tests (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS) will be preferable, but other proof may also be accepted (e.g. a sample of written work in English).
- The word format of the application form which you will find on the APORDE web page.

The application will be closed on Monday the 28th of May 2018 at 9 o’clock in the morning, Johannesburg time. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Candidates will be notified by E-mail of the outcome of their applications at the latest by the 25th of June 2018.
Should you have any queries, please contact Christian Kabongo (