Development Policies and Practices

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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  • 30 days
  • blended

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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Working professionals at mid-career to senior career level, who hold or aspire to leadership positions in governments, international organisations and NGOs, as well as those in private sector seeking relevant skills and exposure.

About the course

Master development stakes for greater impact

EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE CURRICULUM

with study options in 3 languages, and designed around 3 modules.

MODULE 1 - in one of our regional hubs -

Accra, Bangkok, Bishkek, Doha, Lima or Ouagadougou

  • Analyse public policies and local/international actors at regional levels
  • Acquire analytical and methodological skills to carry out a research
  • Learn how to manage development projects with a strategic perspective

The participants to the Certificate must write a paper and submit it two months after the end of the module.

MODULE 2 - at your place of work -

  • Gather information (data collection, interviews, observations)
  • Write your professional thesis (topic relevant to your work and your organisation’s needs)
  • Study gender and development through e-learning

MODULE 3 - in International Geneva -

  • Strengthen your leadership skills (mediation, negotiation, foresight)
  • Present your professional thesis in public
  • Participate in work sessions with public administrations, international and non-governmental organisations

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS

Navigate today's debates on the following development issues:

Natural resources management and governance in English-speaking Africa

Rural development and food security in French-speaking Africa

Economic, social, cultural and environmental rights in Latin America

Water management and security in Central Asia and Caucasus

Economic transformations and environmental impacts in Southeast Asia

Social development in Middle East and North Africa

Current discussions in Geneva-based organisations

Gender and development

ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS

  • Improve your ability to conduct strategic analysis
  • Understand interactions between policies, practices and key actors
  • Rethink projects with strategic management tools
  • Become familiar with applied methods (data collection, interpretation and risks)
  • Learn how to better interact with your team and interlocutors
  • Strengthen your communication skills to effectively influence debates and discussions

EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE

Highlights

Immerse yourself during 5 weeks in Africa, Latin America, Central Asia or Southeast Asia

Analyse case studies and engage with regional professionals on their field experience

Take advantage of a personalized follow-up, a stimulating group dynamic and visit projects together

Write a job-related paper

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