Executive Master in Development Policy


The aim of Courses  is the acquisition of an overview of development issues...

The aim of the Executive Master in Governance & Development Policy is the acquisition of an overview of development issues by taking an interdisciplinary approach enhanced by a comparative analysis of the various development models. The executive master course includes 10 thematic and geographical modules and is organised into two parts, one for each of the two semesters of the academic year. The first semester is made up of five thematic modules entitled:“Economics of Development”, “Political governance”, “Primary Ressources & Development”, “Environment and Development”, and “Population Growth, Disparities & Migration”. Each module ends with a specific seminar. The second semester is dedicated to case studies according to geographical zones such as “Russia & Central Asia: beyond transition”, “Middle East & North Africa”, “South & East Asia”, “Latin America: making up for lost time” and “Sub-Saharan Africa: from basket case to Development”. Each module ends with a specific seminar.

Modules & Seminars

Module 1: Economics of Development

Economic Globalization & Regionalization

Global economic Institutional Environment

International Trading System

International Financial System

Economic Development in Global World

Bilateral & Multilateral Aid

EU and the South

The Impact of Quantitative Easing on the Global Economy

  • Seminar 1: Questioning the models of International Aid

Module 2: Political Governance

Theory & Practice of Political Development

Political & Financial Governance

State, Democracy building & Electoral Management

Conflict Management and Peace building

Development, Poverty, Inequality & Insecurity

Autopsy of a failed State

  • Seminar 2: Democracy Building & Good Governance

Module 3: Primary resources & Development

Geopolitics of Energy

The Future of Fossil Energy 

Renewable Energy

Mineral Resources

Food Resources

Water Resources

  • Seminar 3: The Land Grabbing & Land Concentration

Module 4: Environment & Development

Climate Change & Development

Global Warming & its impact to Development

Climate Change, Water Problem & Food shortage

Environment & global healt

Environment & Sustainable Development

  • Seminar 4: Sustainable Development

Module 5: Population Growth, disparities & Migration

Population, Poverty & Growth

Poverty & Income disparities in the South

Poverty, Inequality & Migration

Globalization & Migration

International & Regional Migration

  • Seminar 5: Development Strategies in Comparative perspective

Module 6: Russia & Central Asia: beyond transition

Russia & Economic transition

Russia, petrostate & the global Crisis

Central Asia Issues

New Central Asia

  • Seminar 6: Central Asia: Ressources, Environment & Development

Module 7: Middle East & North Africa

Political Economy of Middle East Development

Middle East Oil prior to the formation of OPEC

Oil & Economic Development, Political economy approach

Islam & Economic Development, Sociopolitical approach

  • Seminar 7: Arab Uprisings, Islam, Terrorism & Development

Module 8: South and East Asia

Asia, the new Epicentre of the Global Change

South East & East Asia, the lesson of economic growth 

China economic success & world economic power

India & South Asia, will India Overtake China?

Conference : asian ambassadorial debate

  • Seminar 8: Economic Cooperation & Development in Asia

Module 9: Latin America: making up for lost time

Latin America’s new Development Strategies

Economic Nationalism in Latin America

Economic Regionalism in Latin America

Political Economy & Brazilian Development

Conference : LAC ambassadorial debate

  • Seminar 9: Latin America & Caribbean Environment & Development

Module 10: Sub-Saharan Africa : from basket case to Development

The following of Sub-Saharan African Economies

China’s historical turn to the African continent

Democracy & Political accountability

Democracy & Financial accountability

Conference : African Ambassadorial Debate

  • Seminar 10: African Development Challenges & Growth Opportunities

“It has been a brilliant idea to follow the CERIS Master in Governance and Development policy. I was impressed each time by the top level of lecturers. What is also important, we had the opportunity to actively participate in the lectures by raising as many questions as we wished.”

Vasilios Magnis, Administrator at the Agriculture committee’s secretariat of the European Parliament.

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