Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB), Belgium; 12 months – in English – possibility for research internship/dissertation field work in the South. Start: mid-September
The Master in Development Evaluation and Management focuses on the efforts made by a wide range of public and private actors to promote development. It provides a solid understanding of the past and present aid policies of multilateral and bilateral donors, also addressing the major aid modalities and instruments deployed. The institutional characteristics of the actors involved - be they governments, community-based organisations, international NGOs, bilateral or multilateral donors - are analysed in order to attain a better understanding of processes and outcomes. The theoretical perspective is that development can be understood as a set of interlocking collective action problems. The Master programme offers methodological and practical insight into development evaluation, its relevance and challenges.
The programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:
Track 1: National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Aid.
This track focuses on the analysis of the interaction between national institutions, local politics and external actors (macro level).
Track 2: Development Interventions and Local Institutional Change.
This track conceptualises socio-political and economic development as the outcome of interactions between a conditioning institutional environment and the agency of local, national and international actors (micro level).
The Master’s programme comprises 12 months, starting and ending mid-September, and consists of four modules.
The first module (Theories of Development, Research Methods I and II) provides an overview of theories of development and gives students up-to-date knowledge of research methods and techniques, both general and programme-specific.
In modules II (Evaluating Development effec
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB), Belgium