Master; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton Many development problems are attributed to 'bad governance', but what is 'good governance?' To what extent and in what ways does governance actually affect development, and how can the quality of governance be improved? This programme will explore such questions and equip you with the ability to critically assess competing theories of the role of the public sector in social and economic development; develop and implement policies for improving the effectiveness, accountability and legitimacy of governance in specific settings; and understand the significance of current governance processes for international and national institutions. The MA Governance and Development is intended for students who already have an understanding of debates on governance, it enhances their capacity to develop and implement policies in both public sector organisations and NGOs.
This programme is based around the work of IDS' dynamic Governance Team, which is actively engaged in policy-related research on a broad range of governance-related issues worldwide.
Type of recognition: IAC/EADI cluster accreditation;
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, United Kingdom