Youth Programme: Economic Issues and Policy




This course aims to highlight the major economic problems that characterize the present-day developing countries with special reference to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asian nations. While the problems and issues are brought out in a non-technical fashion, the relevant policies are discussed with the help of appropriate empirical evidence so as to allow the students to gauge the extent of success achieved by various policies.

The course is likely to impart useful knowledge and information on the prime development issues that concern the developing world today. After the successful completion of the course, students should be able to identify the main problems that are currently faced in the developing countries and would be able to make some policy suggestions in dealing with these problems. They will also gain some useful experience on the economic development of Singapore.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• acquire knowledge and a broad awareness of the various economic issues faced by the developing countries, in particular countries in this region;
• understand how policies are implemented in developing countries to meet specified goals and objectives;
• apply the knowledge gained and make suggestions in dealing with the issues faced by the developing countries or their country of origin;
• cultivate a deeper interest in current world affairs, such as the financial crisis and international trade;
• analyze how the knowledge gained can help prepare you for the marketplace upon graduation.


Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


Students are required to have a basic understanding of economics terminologies.


Undergraduate students who have an interest in economics issues and relevant policy practices.


18 hours of online programme, including synchronous lessons, tutorials and a final project presentation.


  • Quiz
  • Written assignment
  • Group presentation
 Dr Connie Chung

Dr Connie Chung Wee-Wee, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Connie Chung Wee-Wee is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics. She teaches topics relating to Development Economics, the Singapore Economy and Business Economics.

Dr Chung worked for a multinational corporation for 15 years in various sales, marketing, brand management and management positions, before joining NUS. She also had overseas assignments in China, Hong Kong SAR (China) and Vietnam.



Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of participation can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
15 January - 19 February 2022
in collaboration with Uchain Education Co.,Ltd.

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.

17 January 2023