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Public Policies in Colombia and Latin America

The International Certificate in Public Policies in Colombia and Latin America, is part of two lines of research of the School of Economics: development economics and political and public economics. It involves professors with extensive experience in different topics, experts in the use of empirical, analytical and numerical methods that will allow the students to incorporate formal elements of economic analysis for the study of public policy. In addition, the students can broaden the perspective of analysis of social and economic problems from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Language: Spanish

Location: Universidad del Rosario Bogota, Colombia

Start dates: January / July

Duration: One semester (17 UR credits – 27 ECTS) School of Economics


The International Certificate in Public Policies in Colombia and Latin America, is aimed at students interested in knowing the process of design and implementation of public policies of the State through the government for the solution of social and economic problems in different areas such as education, health, social security, labor market, poverty, gender, environment, and conflict, among others. Previous knowledge in economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics) and statistics is necessary; ability in the preparation of written documents and mathematical analysis.

Core Courses: Students must choose four mandatory courses from the following options (one course from each academic component):
Course Name Credits Language
Economy and gender 5.1 ECTS Spanish
Impact evaluation 6.8 ECTS Spanish/English
Public policy 3.4 ECTS Spanish
Seminar of health economics 5.1 ECTS Spanish
Economic development 6.8 ECTS Spanish
Economic growth 6.8 ECTS Spanish
Environmental economics 3.4 ECTS Spanish/English
Solidarity economy 5.1 ECTS Spanish
Urban economy 5.1 ECTS Spanish
Discrimination and socioeconomic segregation 3.4 ECTS Spanish

Note: Courses change every semester
Elective Courses:
Students can supplement their studies in forums, conferences and seminars offered each semester by the School of Economics that allow them to put in context the topics seen in class.



Understand the elements that justify the intervention of the State in the economy based on the problems faced by Latin American countries.

Identify the intervention mechanisms in public policy applied to different economic and social sectors

Apply the theoretical and technical elements of the impact evaluation of public policies in different contexts and sectors.

Know examples of public policy through the imple- mentation of plans and programs in Latin American countries.