This Master's programme prepares students and professionals from both advanced and developing countries to analyse economic and labour market issues and evaluate policies that place employment at the core of economic, social and development policymaking. The degree combines training in analytical and quantitative economic methods in different development contexts.
The training methodology balances traditional classes on theory, concepts and methods by experienced academics with concrete case studies and practical assignments by practitioners and professionals to support policy applications.
Students will strongly benefit from the unique mix of lecturers, researchers, practitioners and experts from bilateral and international agencies, including the ILO. The programme builds on research findings and tools developed by the ILO, other international organizations and the academic institutions.
Career opportunities for graduates of this programme include senior roles in national administrations, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, non-profit organisations, consulting and research institutions.