The vital role of robust macroeconomic policies and practices in promoting stable, resilient, and peaceful societies is often misunderstood and all too often underprioritized in peace processes. Solid macroeconomic frameworks are equally important for societies undergoing post-conflict recovery.

This introductory course on ‘Macroeconomics for Peace’ aims to provide practitioners from the UN system and beyond with an overview of macroeconomic principles that may influence peace. 



This short course offers an introduction to the key economic concepts and indicators that participants will come across in a career in humanitarian action, development and peacebuilding.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

This programme is delivered entirely online over four weeks. It combines self-paced modules with live tutored sessions as well as interactive spaces for experience sharing, joint reflection and peer exchange. A UNSSC tutor will guide and support you throughout your learning journey.

The programme is hosted on the UNSSC online learning platform, UNKampus, which allows you a high degree of flexibility to access content at your own pace, from anywhere and at any time.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

The course covers the following 6 modules:

  1. Traditional macroeconomic measurement and its failings 
  2. Developmental approaches to macroeconomic measurement
  3. Addressing inequality and poverty for peace and development
  4. The role of the public sector in promoting peace and development
  5. The Balance of payments and its relationship to peace and development
  6. The contribution of International Financial Institutions to peace and development

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

UN staff as well as practitioners and representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The programme fee is $750. The fee includes access to all training and learning materials as well as participation in live online sessions and one-to-one support from a UNSSC tutor.

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