Respond to current and future labour market challenges in developing countries. This programme provides students with the policy making tools they need to address the major social and economic challenges of a transforming world.
Recent university graduates from developing and developed countries seeking a career focused on labour economics and development
Professionals in governments, UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations, social partners, research institutions, and NGOs
21 October 2019 to 17 January 2020
This phase prepares students for the face-to-face phase by allowing them to master the basics of subjects including micro- and macroeconomics, statistics, and Excel. During this self-study period, students receive daily assistance from a tutor through an online discussion forum. Training materials include selected textbook excerpts, exercises, and exams.
20 January to 15 May 2020
This phase is organized around four core modules:
Module A covers the fundamentals in economics, especially macroeconomics, microeconomics, and development economics.
Module B reviews labour standards, policies, and institutions in developed and developing countries.
Module C provides basic and advanced classes on quantitative methods in the areas of statistics, econometrics, impact evaluation, and microsimulation.
Module D is devoted to labour statistics, with courses on data collection methods, data analysis, and the measurement of labour market conditions and decent work in different development contexts.
18 May 2020 to 26 February 2021
Each student completes a Master's thesis with the assistance of a faculty member or representative from a partner institution.
This Master’s course is a response to the demand for stronger expertise in labour and development economics.
Fundamentals in economics
Labour market policies and institutions
Basic and advanced quantitative methods
Data collection methods, data analysis, and measurement
This Master’s course focuses on the design and evaluation of policies and projects that place employment at the heart of policymaking.
How to analyze economic and labour market issues
All about employment-centered policy evaluation
Analytical and quantitative economic methods for different development contexts
Being a MALED student was a wonderful and really intense adventure! The lecturers we had were all experts in their respective fields and took very seriously the objective of delivering a strong learning experience.
Students gain the labour economics skills they need to respond to current and future challenges in the labour market.
Analyze the economy and labour market through an employment perspective
Draw on insights to shape an effective policy response
Apply evidence-based policy making to labour market dynamics
This Master’s course prepares students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
The curriculum combines quantitative economics with a focus on developing countries and development policies.
The training methodology balances traditional classes on theory, concepts, and methods with concrete case studies and practical assignments that support policy applications.
The programme builds on research findings and tools developed by the ILO, other international organizations, and academic institutions.