Our aim is to make you an informed and critical development practitioner. You will be equipped with all the practical skills that are demanded by development agencies. You will also gain insight across the wider picture, understanding how developing countries can progress and how the poor can be mobilised to escape from the poverty trap.
The course also explores how NGOs can play a key role in promoting social and economic progress and you will develop the ability to identify, design and implement programmes with a view to engaging with and enhancing the situation of the poor.
Our students and staff are a diverse group from different backgrounds and your tutors have expertise in many key development regions and countries from South Asia and Latin America to Middle East and Africa.
Start date: September Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
Master; Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB) The future of sustainable development is critically related to the promotion of better governance at the local, national, regional and international level. At once a cause and a consequence of governance failures, violent conflict is incompatible with sustainable development. Central in this nexus between development, governance and conflict are processes of state formation, state failure and state re-construction. The study programme analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account of specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction between the national state level, local society level dynamics and the impact of global developments.
Most of our students are engaged in development, profes-sionally and/or as researchers. The objective of the Master’s programme is to provide them with multidisciplinary theo-retical insights and practical tools that will improve their capacity to analyse governance challenges at different levels and how they relate to processes of violent conflict and development. Graduates will understand and be able to analyse, from the local to the global level, the governance problems confronting developing countries today. Theoretical insights, policy strategies and best practices as well as failures are explored in order that graduates could apply this knowledge in their future professional environments.
The Master’s programme in Governance and Development offers two tracks with specific objectives, courses and tar-get audiences. The first track explores governance and development issues against the background of violent con-flict and the challenge of post-conflict state reconstruction. The second track addresses governance and development challenges from the particular perspective of local institutions and poverty reduction.
General objectives To develop a critical view of the opportunities and constraints that globalis
Master; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton The global economy has experienced unprecedented shifts in economic power from West to East, rapid technological transformation amid increasing turbulence and deep inequalities between and within countries. As globalisation evolves the private sector is emerging as a critical actor in development. Businesses are the driving force for the economy and can help to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty. Understanding the key challenges of globalisation, the role of businesses in achieving sustainable development and how development agencies should engage with them are the key objectives of this MA programme.
Students will learn the analytical and practical skills needed to understand globalisation processes, the role of business in development and how policy makers and policy can interact with businesses to promote development. The programme will provide an insight into the ramifications of globalisation and the policies needed to positively manage these as well as an in-depth understanding of the relationship between business, development and economic growth.
The programme provides an innovative mix of teaching methods that combines conventional lectures and workshops as well as interactions with people from business, the public sector, NGOs and international organisations.
Applicants with experience or knowledge of private-sector engagement are welcome to apply. Type of recognition: IAC/EADI cluster accreditation;
Master; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton The MA Participation, Power and Social Change (MAP) is a unique programme providing experienced development workers and social activists with the opportunity to critically reflect on their practice and develop their knowledge and skills while continuing to work or volunteer for most of this period.
The MA combines academic study, practical experience and personal reflection. Students carry out an action research project related to their work, inquiring into the challenges of participation and power relations, reflecting on their actions and assumptions, and exploring what it means to facilitate change. Type of recognition: IAC/EADI cluster accreditation;