Executive Master in
Development Policies and Practices (DPP)

July/August 2017 - January/February 2018    

Access the programme via regional hubs in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) - Testimonial


The Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) is an international programme designed for professionals working in the field of development. Accessible in five distinct regions of the globe with study options in three languages, it provides strategic analysis tools and enhances the leadership capacity of participants, who apply newfound skills through a professional thesis at work.

The DPP programme is delivered in three modules:

  • 5 intensive weeks (full-time) in one of our five regional hubs,
  • 4 months of applied practice (part-time with distance learning) at your place of work
  • 3 weeks (full-time) immersion in Geneva at the Graduate Institute

Key Elements of the Programme

  • Blends exposure to diverse global practices as well as region-specific issues
  • Job-related thesis project to enhance your organisation’s effectiveness
  • Instruction from both regional experts and international faculty from Switzerland
  • Graduates form a worldwide network of development professionals

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Global Impact

While training individual participants, the DPP also contributes to strengthen public and civil society institutions for the implementation of sound and sustainable development policies. Established more than 10 years ago and conducted in cooperation with regional partners, the Executive Master DPP now includes a network of more than 500 graduates to date.

Financial Support

The DPP is able to offer scholarships, notably thanks to the support of:

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
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  • Avina Stiftung
  • Knowledge Exchange Centre (KEC) and XL Africa Group, in Nigeria



Time & Place

July/August 2017 - January/February 2018
Applications open until 15 March 2017
Hanoi, Accra, Almaty, Ouagadougou or Lima | Place of work | Geneva

Programme Audience

  • Professionals who presently hold or are likely to hold key positions in public or private sector organisations, NGOs or civil society associations

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