2015 Summer Programs Review

Executives from around the world attend the John Deutsch International Executive Program at Queen's University
John Deutsch International would like to extend a warm thank you to the outstanding participants of our 2015 Summer Programs.

In 2015, Queen’s University welcomed participants from various governments, banks, and development agencies, including: National Planning Authority (Uganda), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited , Ministry of Planning Iraq (Kurdistan Region), Ministry of Economy and Finance (Haiti), Ministry of Planning and Economic Cooperation (Haiti), The Infrastructure Bank plc (Nigeria), Kenya National Highway Authority, Ministry of Economy and Finance (Mozambique), Conservation Strategy Fund (Peru and Costa Rica) and graduate students from Queen’s University (Canada) and Eastern Mediterranean University (Cyprus). In addition, a number of government officials from Kenya School of Government and Kenya School of Monetary Studies joined us for Training of Trainers. (Click here to learn more about ToT)

Executives from around the world attend the John Deutsch International Executive Program at Queen’s University (1000 Islands luncheon cruise)

A number of guest lecturers joined the participants for special seminars. Hanna Zowall, a Health Economist from McGill spoke to the PIAR group on Cost Effectiveness Analysis in the Health Sector. Juan Belt, former Senior Economist of USAID, lectured on Public Private Partnerships for infrastructure. Both groups had the privilege of listening to seminars by Dr. Arnold Harberger, distinguished professor of economics from UCLA.

Outside the classroom, participants enjoyed a number of recreational activities including the 1000 Islands luncheon cruise, Niagara Falls trip, and the BBQ with Queen’s Economics Department faculty members at the house of Dr. Glenn Jenkins.

With excellent program evaluation results, participants of both PIAR and ToT said that they would definitely recommend the program to their colleagues.The continued success of these programs is largely attributed to the tireless efforts of our alumni. We encourage everyone to stay in touch, in particular with the implementation of our “Training of Trainers” stream for the 2016 session. More details click here: http://jdintl.econ.queensu.ca/training/training-of-trainers/


Hear it from the participants:

“This is the most useful course I have taken. I consider it the piece that has been missing for me under public sector investment knowledge. The lectures and faculty staff have been excellent source of knowledge. Transfer of knowledge and content has been very effective. I have gained a lot, professionally, and personally.”
Samuel Okech Omer
General Manager (Planning),
Kenya National Highways Authority


It was truly a different experience of teaching & training, the knowledge we have acquired are practical as we worked on real cases. This is by far the best training I have attended.”
Zagros Fatah Siwaily
Director General for Capital Investment Budget,
Ministry of Planning (Iraq, Kurdistan Region)


I found the course relevant, practical and and covered all the aspects I would have wanted in a project appraisal and risk analysis course.
Dr. Daniel M. Amanja (ToT)
Assistant Director,
Central Bank of Kenya (CBK): Research Department


Thanks to all the participants and faculty again for making the 2015 PIAR and ToT so memorable.

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