Our community


Join an impressive and diverse community of 18'000 alumni coming from all sectors and backgrounds, 110 nationalities for Executive Education alumni alone, and more than 800 DPP alumni in about 70 countries.

Alumni regional chapters

DPP community of practice

Orkhan Ali



WASH Team Leader, Oxfam International in Tajikistan

"The DPP programme was very challenging and engaged all of us deeply in the course. The teaching staff and students shared particularly interesting viewpoints from their experiences in development, humanitarian, public and private sectors. I loved the cohort model and it greatly enhanced my life, from friendship to the professional connections from around the world."

Vankham Bounvilay


vankham bounvilay '20

Development Coordination Officer, United Nations in Lao PDR

"The DPP is one of the most wonderful academic experiences of mine. The programme 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. 

The DPP has further consolidated my commitment and nurtured my professional passion to bring a better life to the Lao people."

Samuel Frimpong


samuel gameli kwadwo frimpong '20

Technical Economic Advisor, Office of the President of Ghana

"The DPP broadened my knowledge on a wide range of today's world issues, including Sustainable Development, Gender, Foresight, Negotiation and Mediation. Exchanges of ideas among colleagues who came from different professional backgrounds were an excellent experience that will help me improve my work as a Technical Economic Advisor to the Vice President of Ghana.

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."

Immy Mulekatete


immy mulekatete '20

Head of Information & Communication, Never Again Rwanda

"The DPP was one of the most rewarding and profitable things I have ever done. The professors, fellow participants and coordinators were amazing, always approachable, helpful, interesting and motivating. I felt like the DPP team was fully involved in my success, which gave me a positive push to get the best out of the programme.

Six months after the 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. I feel empowered - because I know more."



The DPP delivers outstanding effects that have been reported by both alumni and employers.

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Development Policies and Practices

Full Survey 2012 - 2019

Dissemination of professional theses

The DPP programme seeks to contribute to the dissemination and the promotion of the professional theses among actors involved in development and international cooperation. These theses are listed by country and by topic.

If you want to receive one or the other of these theses, please contact Stéphanie Roy Michael.

Development Policies and Practices

Professional Theses - by Country

Development Policies and Practices

Professional Theses - by Topic