Development Policies and Practices
Executive Certificate & Master

Master development stakes for greater impact

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The Executive Programme in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) provides strategic analysis tools and enhances the leadership capacity of participants, who apply newfound skills through a professional thesis at work.

Key elements

  • Be exposed to diverse global practices as well as region-specific issues
  • Conduct a job-related thesis project to enhance your organisation’s effectiveness
  • Take advantage of instruction from both regional experts and internationally-recognized faculty
  • Exchange your experience with peers coming from all over the world

Who should apply

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.

Course outline

Experience a unique course outline, with study options in 3 languages, and designed around 3 modules:

  • Module 1: 5 intensive weeks (full-time) in one of our regional hubs
  • Module 2 (Executive Master only): 4 months (part-time with e-learning) at your place of work
  • Module 3 (Executive Master only): 3 weeks (full-time) in international Geneva

Dates & Locations

  • Module 1: Accra, Bishkek, Hanoi, Lima or Ouagadougou - in July/August 2019
  • Module 2 (Executive Master only): Place of work - from September to December 2019
  • Module 3 (Executive Master only): Geneva - in January or February 2020


Executive Certificate in Development Policies and Practices


  • Earn a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) worth 15 ECTS
  • Immerse yourself during 5 weeks in Africa, Latin America, Central Asia or Southeast Asia
  • Take advantage of a personalized follow-up and a stimulating group dynamic
  • Visit projects and meet regional development actors

Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices


  • Earn a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) worth 30 ECTS
  • Enhance your strategic skills and tools
  • Conduct a job-related thesis and deepen your expertise
  • Discover the Geneva-based organisations

Partner institutions

In partnership with:

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With the support from:

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