May 19, 2017
This course was perfect for those wanting to explore the world of development, broad enough to include all interlinked themes, with sufficient reading materials to spark one's specializing interests.
Jul 26, 2017
The course was very interesting and relevant but a lot of data is outdated, some links are not working or have been changed. I would advise to review the course according to the latest developments.
von Joshua K B•
Mar 06, 2019
Some of the links and corresponding charts are not working. like that of the questions related to vizhub. Or the WHO data. It would also appear that many of such questions relate to old data that is no longer available and should be updated. Thanks!
von Mayelly M•
Jun 11, 2019
Excellent course - learned a great deal
von Ashmitha S•
May 31, 2019
would prefer to receive a certificate of completion
von Arielle D•
May 25, 2019
Very interesting but all links were not updated resulting in the impossibility to answer correctly to some of the quizzes.
von Upasna S•
May 23, 2019
Its a good course for someone wanting a nice bird-eyes view of whats happening in the world in terms of economics, growth, health, education, agriculture et al. As well as for understanding the interrelationships between these. As also, the key issues facing the world and what we have been doing so far. So, overall a brilliant overall view!
I have a problem with the questions though - the format and type of questions in the end of unit and final exams were mostly of Data Interpretation type i.e. reading of graphs - which is not really the skill one is looking to grow via this test - the questions could have been more application type - eg. the DALY application calculation questions, Rule of 70 application, specialisation impact calculation illustration, even the in-unit graph readings etc. which make it easier to understand the linkages etc.
But, all in all a great experience!
von Huzaifa S•
May 19, 2019
von Ben B•
May 16, 2019
This class is informative however, it is dated and has errors on quizzes.
May 16, 2019
There is one problem which is some test question link did not found(404 error). Please update it. Thank you. It was amazing course.
von Amy B J•
May 09, 2019
A huge thank you! Very insightful and thought-provoking course
von José I M E•
Apr 28, 2019
Hi, I loved this course. However I'm a bit surprised that didn't got a certificate for doing it. That's why I didn't put 5 stars.
von Albert A•
Apr 22, 2019
Great course! I have never learned so many important and interconnected things in such a short period. Sincere thanky to Professor Sachs!
von Hiromasa S•
Apr 21, 2019
This course is very fine. But certain links are not linked. It is very dificcult to answer quetions.
von Munise T A•
Apr 18, 2019
Professor Sachs is a wonderful lecturer and I really feel like I had a good understanding of sustainability. I think this lesson can be useful for anyone with any kind of profession because the subject is like liberal education.
von Anaiz G F•
Apr 11, 2019
Best Course available online for people to learn about sustainable development and implement in the methods in a society, which is getting collapsed by society itself.
von José E G A•
Apr 03, 2019
This is the best class I took in my life. Really interesting, well taught, interesting. It changed my life for ever!
von Rama T•
Apr 01, 2019
This course is absolutely wonderful and Mr Sachs is a fabulous instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and definitely expanded my understanding of the environment and where we stand on sustainability. I cannot say enough about the course content, really! My cribs, and judging by the forums it appears everyone faced these issues, is that the course is outdated and needs a refresh. Several links that appear during the course (i.e. in the weekly tests) often take you to updated content while the question is linked to an earlier year or some other content altogether. I would suggest using Google wisely to hit upon the right content or trawl through the discussion forums where a mentor might have added the right link. I must commend the mentors too who respond promptly and efficiently. Another bit I wasn't aware of is that there is no certificate so in case that is your agenda, then I would suggest hop across to
https://www.edx.org/course/age-of-sustainable-development-2 where one can avail of a certificate and I believe the SDGS are updated as well. ( And I hope the links are updated as well). Do take this course, you will not regret it and Jeffrey D. Sachs is really, really good!
Mar 29, 2019
I really like the content. The tests were quite tedious as they required the student to go to other pages in order to answer the questions. Besides, sometimes the links didn't work.
Some of the lectures were a bit too long, they could have been explained in a shorter and simpler way taking advatage of the visual media. Instead of showing us the professor talking they could show a more visual representation of what he is explaining.
von Jesse A G•
Mar 27, 2019
Great supplementary course with my University course on SD.
von Shayda M•
Mar 26, 2019
A broad and informative course. A great introduction to the topic.
von Prerak G•
Mar 24, 2019
very detailed, and interesting. great for those interested in developmental economics
von B. A•
Mar 13, 2019
It's essential for everybody.
von Md M A•
Mar 12, 2019
Excellent course, Really learned a lot about sustainable development which was a fully new understanding for me. Hope that my learning will useful for my professional career.
von Luis T•
Mar 06, 2019
Thank you Professor Sachs for an amazing course, is very motivational and full of very high quality information to my professional work. thank you!
von Salvador C M•
Feb 21, 2019
Really good course, vast in information and coverage of all related topics. It is really balanced in terms of evaluations and a friendly learning environment.
von Ankur K•
Feb 17, 2019
Through this course, I have come to understand the challenge of sustainable development facing us today. I found this course to be highly informative. It has great lectures and lots of useful resources. Although this course was made before the actual SDGs were decided upon, it still is extremely useful as it gives the context to the build up of the actual goals. I recommend this course to everyone, from those curious about the topic to those who are involved in the field in their everyday practice. Loved it!