Master in Management of Development

Master in Management of Development

Master in Management of Development

2 November 2020–29 October 2021
The course is available in English

The Master offers an applied learning opportunity to explore the theoretical, conceptual and operational frameworks for management of development from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Key features
Modern Methods

Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises

Inspiring Discussions

Exchange ideas with international students and faculty

High-Level Resources

Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations

Introduction to the Master

The International Training Centre of the ILO (the Centre) is offering this Master in Management of Development under the auspices of its Turin School of Development and in partnership with the University of Turin. This intensive, blended Master includes three successive phases: internet-based distance learning, interactive classroom attendance, and practical research work. This Master, conducted in English, is in its 18th edition and has been successfully completed by approximately 560 students from more than 80 countries worldwide.

Who attends this Master?

The Master is for professionals in public and private institutions and NGOs working in the area of development, and graduates aspiring to work in this area.

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What are the topics?

The Master addresses a number of critical questions confronting development practitioners and planners like:

  • What are the defining characteristics of sustainable development? Which issues and processes can be identified behind this broad concept?
  • How to plan and manage project interventions to achieve development objectives?
  • What is results-based management and how is it applied in the development context?
  • What policies and strategies may contribute to sustainable transformations in terms of cultural, political, social, economic and environmental changes?
What will I learn?

The objective of the Master is to provide personnel working in the field of sustainable development with skills and knowledge around:

  • Analytical and operational competencies in the development field
  • Effective participation in the results-based framework of national development
  • Design for effective development projects and programmes
What will I be able to do?

The contents and the learning delivery methods are designed to provide the participants with the full spectrum of competencies.

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of the issues, processes, and the practice of development.
  • Apply acquired technical and interpersonal competencies in order to enhance the economic and social benefits of development projects and programmes.
  • Conceptualize and formulate a full-scale project proposal for a development initiative/project.
Why should I enroll?

Students learn by studying, collaborating, and observing practitioners in action.

  • This Master draws from the ITCILO’s training portfolio, the ILO’s research, and the University of Turin’s academic expertise.
  • Dedicated tutors are available to answer questions and provide support throughout the learning journey.
  • Teaching methodologies include lectures, discussions, and case studies, as well as an online platform for readings, videos, and exercises.
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University of Turin

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. Hosting over 74.000 students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, and we have offices in New York and Addis Ababa. 

It supports developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively. It helps equip them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration. To do this, it provides analysis, facilitate consensus-building, and offer technical assistance. This helps them to use trade, investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable development.


The class was amazing, composed of colleagues coming from all over the world to study together and share capabilities and points of view. This made the learning experience extremely enriching and complete.

Francesco Stella
Italy, 2017/2018 edition

I have gained further global exposure and experience that helped me to land in a senior management position three months after graduation with the International Organization for Migration.

Sonya Syafitri
Indonesia, 2016/2017 edition

The course and learning environment provided me with a unique opportunity to enjoy a high-quality experience through team work, interactive classwork, best practice sharing, and team projects.

Guled Said
Somaliland, 2013/2014 edition

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