|Application deadline:||Applicants who apply for academic admission only and who need a student visa for Belgium, may apply until 15 July 2013. All other applicants may apply until 1 September 2013.|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The Master in Development Evaluation and Management focuses on the efforts made by a wide range of public and private actors to promote development in low-income countries.
It provides a solid understanding of past and present aid policies of multilateral and bilateral donors, and of 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 so as 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, on both the recipient and the donor side.
The Master’s programme offers methodological and practical insights into development evaluation, its relevance and challenges. The programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and course packages that are intended for different audiences. The first track is primarily macro focused, while the second focuses mainly on the micro level.
The Master’s will improve the students’ capacity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prevailing aid paradigms and the changing approaches to aid. Students will learn to appreciate the importance of different institutional arenas, and how they work and interact.
They will be familiarised with multidisciplinary analytical tools that improve their capacity to analyse the interactions and contribute to an enhanced conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes.
Master of Development Evaluation and Management
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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.
Our ideal applicant has at least 2 years of professional experience in a sector relevant to the programme. Applicants must prove proficiency in English. Special facilities are offered for students from other language backgrounds.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||79|
The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) offers 10 scholarships per Masters programme (see the application procedure outlined above). In addition, BTC (Belgian Technical Co-operation) manages scholarships awarded by the Belgian Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGDC) (website: www.btcctb.org). Further information can be obtained from the Belgian Embassy. Several other organisations also offer scholarships: NGOs (website www.ngo.org ), Rotary International, the Ford Foundation, the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme, the International Education Financial Aid (IEFA). Applicants should contact these organisations directly. An overview of study and training grants for students from developing countries is available on the website of the DGDC: www.dgos.be .
Each year, a number of students at IOB engage in primary data collection as part of their Masters dissertation. This often involves field research and/or an internship or close collaboration with a development organisation. Experience teaches that field research, while often quite demanding, can also be very rewarding.
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