Development Policies and Practices (DPP)

Program

Overview

Explore some of the most pressing regional and global development challenges. Sharpen your professional skills and engage with a vibrant community of faculty, peers and alumni from four continents. Experience a unique course outline with study options in three languages & different learning contexts (regional, individual, international)!

WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?

This program is particularly relevant for mid to senior level working professionals, holding or aspiring to leadership positions in governments, international organizations and NGOs, as well as those working in private sector and seeking to acquire knowledge and experience in development issues.

PARTNERS, FACULTIES & STAFF

Engage not only with our institute faculty, but also with renowned professionals and experts from four continents. Get a field experience in one of our six regional hubs, and benefit from the best expertise of regional universities, bilateral agencies, NGO’s, public administrations and international organizations. The program also emphasizes peer learning and provides multiple spaces for discussion and exchange between participants and alumni.

BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU

Yam Pukri | dpp.ouagadougou@gmail.com | Sylvestre Ouedraogo & Leticia Son

  • Dominique Rossier – Coordinatrice académique régionale pour l’Afrique francophone
  • Sylvestre Ouedraogo – Directeur de Yam Pukri, Chercheur à l’Université de Ouagadougou
  • Christophe Gironde – Chargé d’enseignement et de recherche en études du développement (IHEID)
  • Jean-Michel Servet – Professeur honoraire en études du développement (IHEID)
  • Mahaman Tidjani Alou – Professeur agrégé de science politique à l’Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey
  • Younoussa Touré – Anthropologue, Directeur de recherche à l’Université de Bamako
  • Armand Kabore – Secrétaire général permanent du Laboratoir Citoyennetés
  • Amélie Zio – Coordinatrice de Yam Pukri
  • Leticia Son – Chargée de programme, Yam Pukri
  • Pelagie Sandwidi – Chargée de communication, Yam Pukri 

GHANA, ACCRA

University of Ghana Business School | geenchill@ug.edu.gh | Gifty Enchill

  • Matteo Guidotti – Regional Academic Coordinator for English-speaking Africa
  • Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration (UGBS), and Honorary Research Fellow at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester (UK)
  • Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam – Development Practitioner, Consultant and Researcher
  • Oliver Jütersonke – Head of Research at the Centre on Conflict, Development &  Peacebuilding (IHEID)
  • Akosua Keseboa Darkwah – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology of the University of Ghana
  • Lord Mawuko-Yevugah – Senior Lecturer/Coordinator, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
  • Ebo Turkson – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Ghana
  • Mario Nartey – Programme Administrator, UGBS
  • Gifty Enchill – Business Development Manager, UGBS

KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK

American University of Central Asia | kim_el@auca.kg | Elena Kim

  • Assel Tutumlu – Regional Academic Coordinator for Central Asia & Caucasus
  • Elena Kim – Associate Professor, Social Sciences Division & Head, Department of Psychology (AUCA)
  • Alexandre Dormeier Freire – Programme Director
  • Oliver Jütersonke – Head of Research at the Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding (IHEID)
  • Nidal Salim – Founder and Director General, Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH)
  • Medet Tiulegenov – Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Politics Department (AUCA)
  • Nurgul Ukueva – Vice President for Academic Affairs at AUCA
  • Kurmanzhan Asylbekova – Assistant at Social Sciences Division, AUCA 

PERU, LIMA

Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo | liliana@desco.org.pe | Liliana Zamalloa

  • Liliana Soler – Coordinadora académica regional para América latina
  • Molvina Zeballos Manzur – Socióloga y presidente de desco
  • Daniele Fino – Consultor y ex director del programa
  • Graziella Moraes Silva – Profesor asistente en antropología y sociología (IHEID)
  • Fanni Muñoz Cabrejo – Directora, Maestría en Estudios de Género, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)
  • Félix Reátegui Carrillo – Asesor del Instituto de Democracia y Derechos Humanos, PUCP
  • Dario Restrepo – Profesor en la facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Eduardo Toche Medrano – Historiador e investigador, desco
  • Liliana Zamalloa Jordán – Coordinadora del DPP, desco
  • Elizabeth Salmón – Directora del Instituto de Democracia y Derechos Humanos, PUCP 

QATAR, DOHA

Hamad Bin Khalifa University | etok@hbku.edu.qa | Evren Tok

  • Alaa Tartir – Regional Academic Coordinator for Middle-East & North Africa
  • Evren Tok – Assistant Dean for Innovation and Community Development and Associate Professor, College of Islamic Studies, HBKU
  • Alexandre Dormeier Freire – Programme Director
  • Logan Cochrane – Associate Professor, HBKU
  • Abdulfatah Said Mohamed – Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
  • Louay Safi – Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
  • Elena Kim – American University of Central Asia (AUCA)
  • Claudia Seymour – Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva
  • Mustafa Osman – Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) & Former Representative of Sudan to the UN & WHO
  • Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou – Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
  • Dalal Aassouli – Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
  • Ahmed Aref – Doha International Family Institute (DIFI)

SWITZERLAND, GENEVA

Executive Education, Graduate Institute | dpp@graduateinstitute.ch | Bruno Medroa

  • Alexandre Dormeier Freire – Programme Director
  • Matteo Guidotti – Regional Academic Coordinator for English-speaking Africa
  • Phan Nguyen – Regional Academic Coordinator for Southeast Asia
  • Dominique Rossier – Regional Academic Coordinator for French-speaking Africa
  • Assel Tutumlu – Regional Academic Coordinator for Central Asia & Caucasus
  • Liliana Soler – Regional Academic Coordinator for Latin America
  • Alaa Tartir – Regional Academic Coordinator for Middle East & North Africa
  • Cédric Dupont – Professor in International Relations / Political Science
  • Daniele Fino – Consultant and ex director of the DPP programme
  • Sophie Huber Kodbaye – Director of the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, University of Geneva
  • Yves Lagier – Managing Director at InterCultural Consulting, Geneva
  • Lucette Quarteron – Executive coach and trainer on Leadership and Communication
  • Véronique Schoeffel – Expert in the field of intercultural communication
  • Alain Sigg – Consultant
  • Claudy Vouhé – Co-founder and Policy Officer at ‘L’Etre Egale’
  • Jérôme Duberry – Teacher and researcher at the Global Studies Institute – University of Geneva
  • Bruno Medroa – Programme Manager
  • Stéphanie Roy Michael – Promotion & Community Officer
  • Claire Francioli – Programme Assistant 

THAILAND, BANGKOK

Asian Institute of Technology | pthuy@aitcv.ac.vn | Pham Thi Thanh Thuy

  • Phan Nguyen – Regional Academic Coordinator for Southeast Asia
  • Faiz Shah – Director of Yunus Center, AIT
  • Alexandre Dormeier Freire – Programme Director
  • Oliver Jütersonke – Head of Research at the Centre on Conflict, Development &  Peacebuilding (IHEID)
  • Caroline Brassard – Adjunct Faculty, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Cécile Molinier – Former Senior UN Official
  • Pham Thi Thanh Thuy – Chief Representative of AITCV Office in South Vietnam

Our oustanding values

OBJECTIVES

  • Immerse yourself in Africa, Asia, Latin America or Middle East, and connect local realities to the global context
  • Enhance your ability to conduct strategic analysis and apply newfound skills through a professional thesis at work
  • Sharpen your professional skills, such as foresight or critical thinking, to develop innovative solutions to today’s development problems
  • Present the findings of your thesis in public, and discover Geneva-based organizations and Swiss public administrations
  • Engage with faculty and peers from all over the world, and join a vibrant community of 900+ alumni. 

PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES

  • Peer-to-peer learning – engage with peers from various continents and sectors
  • Interactive teaching – learn actively with learner-centered approaches
  • Partners faculty and speakers – benefit from guidance and coaching from our staff
  • Case studies, field visits – look into concrete field projects and classes
  • Diversity – benefit from exposure to speakers, faculty staff and peers from four continents
  • Professional thesis – write a paper with professional relevance and impact, through guidance from teachers and discussions with peers

program structure

MODULE 1

3 weeks full-time in Accra, Bangkok, Bishkek, Doha, Lima or Ouagadougou & 2 weeks full-time online – Certificate & Master

  • Analyze region-specific issues and understand interactions between policies, programs implementation and the influence of the different actors
  • Acquire methodological skills to carry out an applied research.
  • Rethink projects using strategic management tools.
  • Learn how to integrate gender into development policies and programs.

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

MODULE 2

4 months part-time at your place of work & online – Master

  • Conduct data collection and analysis for your professional thesis
  • Write your professional thesis (topic relevant to your work and the needs of your organization)
  • Attend elective e-learning courses on different topics (TBC)

 MODULE 3

2.5 weeks full-time in Geneva – Master

  • Strengthen your leadership skills (mediation, negotiation, communication, foresight)
  • Present the findings of your professional thesis in public
  • Participate in working sessions with public administrations, international organizations and NGOs

Courses are in English, French or Spanish (with translations)

 

tuition fee

FEES: 

Logistic fees are organized and covered by the program. You are only required to organize and take at your expenses the round trip to attend Module 1.

Priority countries

If you are coming from a priority country, your financial contribution will be limited to CHF 3’500.

Opportunities for other countries

If you are coming from a non-priority country, you may still be eligible for cost reduction and your financial contribution will be fixed according to the Human Development Index (HDI):

  • CHF 12’500 for candidates coming from a country with a low-to-medium HDI
  • CHF 17’500 for candidates coming from a country with a high HDI
  • CHF 25’000 for candidates coming from a country with a very high HDI

Swiss candidates

Your contribution will vary between CHF 3’500 and CHF 25’000, and will be fixed according to your ‘Revenu Déterminant Unifié’ (RDU). For more information, please, contact Bruno Medroa.

If you are a Geneva tax payer, you may be eligible to the chèque annuel de formation (CAF) up to CHF 2’250, delivered by the Canton of Geneva. The CAF request must be made before the start of the training. The program reference is 2713.

SCHOLARSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

 

admission

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum 3 years) and several years (ideally 5-7 years) of professional experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience)
  • Proficiency either in English, French or Spanish
  • Support of the applicant’s organization – Master only
  • Optimal age: between 30 and 45 years – Master only

DEGREES AWARDED

Executive Certificate in Development Policies and Practices

Certificate of Advanced Studies – CAS (15 ECTS)

Requires successful completion of Module 1 assessments and final paper.

Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices

Diploma of Advanced Studies – DAS (30 ECTS)

Requires successful completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3 assessments and thesis

This programme counts towards the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in International Strategy and Leadership

IMPORTANT: Please, note that CAS and DAS degrees cannot be counted as academic degree requirements needed for PhD applications. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Online application form
  • Scanned copies of your academic degrees
  • Letter of reference from your current or previous employer –  Certificate only
  • Letter from your current employer explaining the relevance of your professional thesis for the institution’s activities and objectives. This letter must be written on headed paper and include the full contact details of the person signing it: surname, first name, position, email address and telephone number – Master only – Download letter outline

admission schedule

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Contact

CONTACT US

Bruno Medroa | Programme Manager | +41 (0)22 908 62 53

dpp@graduateinstitute.ch

Pham Thuy | Chief Representative of AITCV Office in the South Vietnam| +84 (0)98 343 77 28

pthuy@aitcv.ac.vn

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