Studying economics links directly to a career in development. In an international development organization, there are two main categories of work: (i) development lending project and (ii) analytical & advisory activities (or technical assistance).
Analytical & advisory activities, such as reviewing public expenditure and an issue-specific technical assistance, also requires strong economic background. The basis of analytical economics will allow us to clearly see the big picture, whether a project would worth the economic benefit given opportunity costs or whether a country’s institutional framework is accommodating a certain development project.
Pursuing a career in development, either related to finance, economics, or even healthcare, economic background and analyses largely contribute to a successfully work and in meeting development objectives.
Dr. Chanin Manopiniwes
Infrastructure Analyst, The World Bank – Bangkok Office
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