Development Policies and Practices

Master development stakes for greater impact

Applications are open!

2021 - 2022 Course Dates

August or September 2021 to January or February 2022

Contact us

Bruno Medroa, Programme Officer
+41 (0)22 908 62 53 |


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Applications are open for non-priority countries only!


Working professionals at mid-career to senior career level, who hold or aspire to leadership positions in governments, international organisations and NGOs, as well as those in private sector seeking relevant skills and exposure.

Samuel Frimpong
My professional thesis enabled me to come up with strategies to mobilize the property tax, a major challenge in Ghana. The DPP was one of my most amazing educational experience.
Samuel Gameli Kwadwo Frimpong '20
Technical Economic Advisor, Office of the President of Ghana
Photo Bounvilay Vankham
The DPP not only brought me in-depth knowledge and viable strategies on the development sector, but also bridged me to distinguished professors and experts, and a solid network of colleagues and friends from across the world.
Bounvilay Vankham '20
Development Coordination Officer, United Nations in Lao PDR
Photo Orkhan Ali
The DPP was very challenging and engaged all of us deeply into the course. The teaching staff and students shared particularly interesting viewpoints from their experiences in development, humanitarian, public and private sectors.
Orkhan Ali '20
WASH Team Leader, Oxfam International in Tajikistan
Photo Immy Mulekatete
Six months after the DPP graduation, I can attest to the fact that my look at development and the work I do has changed and the knowledge gained will help me to influence some aspects in my organisation.
Immy Mulekatete '20
Head of Information & Communication, Never Again Rwanda



  • Immerse yourself during 5 weeks in Africa, Asia, Latin America or Middle East

  • Analyse case studies and engage with regional professionals on their field experience

  • Take advantage of a personalized follow-up, a stimulating group dynamic and visit projects together

  • Write a job-related paper



  • Be exposed to diverse global practices and engage with peers from all over the world

  • Conduct a job-related thesis project to enhance your organisation’s effectiveness

  • Take advantage of instruction from both regional experts and internationally-recognized faculty

  • Discover Geneva-based organisations and Swiss public administrations

Upcoming events

In partnership with


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Asian Institute of Technology



in collaboration with the
University of Central Asia

With the support from


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To ensure a high level of safety while maintaining the highest academic standards, the format of our programmes might be adjusted. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our programme officer for more information.

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