Issues and objectives
The programme provides a conceptual and operational framework for management of development from an inter-disciplinary perspective thereby integrating socioeconomic policy with detailed exposure to the legal, institutional and managerial frameworks for effective implementation of national development policies, programmes and projects.
The programme addresses a number of critical questions confronting developing countries like:
- How to plan and manage development?
- What is results-based management and how is development measured?
- What are the defining characteristics of sustainable development?
- What are the opportunities and challenges of globalization?
- What policies and strategies contribute to socioeconomic change?
- What do development practitioners do?
- What knowledge and skills do they need in the operational context?
The programme’s objective is to provide personnel aiming to work in the field of sustainable development with the analytical and operational competencies that are indispensable for effective participation in the results-based framework of national development.
At the end of the programme the participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of the context and processes of development work;
- Apply acquired technical and interpersonal competencies in order to enhance the economic and social returns of investment in development endeavors;
- Conceptualize and formulate a full-scale project proposal for a development initiative/project.
The contents and the learning delivery methods are designed to impart to the participants the full spectrum of competencies needed in order to effectively deal with the challenges facing today's development professionals in their pursuit of social and economic progress while preserving the living environment for future generations.