It provides a solid understanding of the past and present aid policies of multilateral and bilateral donors, also addressing the major aid modalities and instruments deployed. The institutional characteristics of the actors involved - be they governments, community-based organisations, international NGOs, bilateral or multilateral donors - are analysed in order to attain a better understanding of processes and outcomes. The theoretical perspective is that development can be understood as a set of interlocking collective action problems. The Master programme offers methodological and practical insight into development evaluation, its relevance and challenges.
The Development Evaluation and Management programme at University of Antwerp offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:
- Track 1: National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and AidThis track focuses on the analysis of the interaction between national institutions, local politics and external actors (macro level).
- Track 2: Development Interventions and Local Institutional ChangeThis track conceptualises socio-political and economic development as the outcome of interactions between a conditioning institutional environment and the agency of local, national and international actors (micro level).
Applicants to this Master programme must show a keen interest in studying and analysing the institutional context in which development interventions take place; in M&E; the design, implementation and evaluation of local/(inter)national development interventions; the role of external actors in development.
Some of the most recurrent employers among IOB graduates are within the government sector, parliaments, inter/supranational organisations, national and international NGOs, higher education/research, and bi- or multilateral donor agencies. IOB also offers a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies. To ensure quality guidance IOB adheres to a strict policy in considering and accepting applications.
All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).
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Programme StructureCourses Included:
- Theories of development
- Research Methods
- Evaluating development effectiveness
- Local institutions and poverty reduction
- National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Aid
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership International Development View 11 other Masters in International Development in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants from the South must hold a university degree (Bachelor or Master) of at least 4 years of study in social sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or related disciplines). Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree of only 3 years of study must demonstrate very strong and relevant professional experience and/or have successfully completed additional training. Applicants from the North must hold a Master’s degree in Social Sciences. Only applicants with excellent academic records will be accepted.
International5800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA947 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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