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Development Evaluation and Management (MA)
|Training Institution||Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp|
|Type of programme||postgraduate taught programme|
|Type of diploma||Master|
|Start and finish date||October - September the following year|
|Deadline for registration||Applicants applying for the VLIR-UOS scholarship should submit their application before 1 February 2013. Applicants who are not applying for the above scholarship and who are required to apply for a student visa to Belgium may apply until 1 April 2013. Applicants applying for the IOB scholarship should submit their application before 1 April 2013. Applicants who are not applying for the above scholarships and who are exempted from applying for a student visa to Belgium may apply until 1 September 2013.|
|Short description||Programme Structure: The three IOB Master programmes each have a similar structure. The first three modules are devoted to seminars and coursework. The first introduces theories of development and teaches research methods and techniques, both general and programme-specific. Modules II and III offer research-driven and highly interactive teaching specific to each of the programmes. After the completion of module II, students can choose between two options for module III. In module IV students undertake a personal project supervised by a research tutor. The resulting dissertation may consist of a study of the relevant literature or may be the result of hands-on experience, or a combination of both. The dissertation is the subject of a public presentation.|
Programme content: The Master’s 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. Most of our students are engaged in development, profes-sionally and/or as researchers. The Master’s will improve their capacity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the pre-vailing 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 will improve their capacity to analyse the interactions and contribute to an enhanced conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes.
The Master’s programme offers two tracks with specific ob-jectives 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.
|Website of programme||http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.IOB&n=57988|
|Fees||There are 3 distinct categories of students that pay a different registration fee: |
Category 1: 80€:
Self-sponsoring students from Least Developed Countries, Low Income and Lower Middle Income Countries ( DAC list of ODA recipients ) living in their country of origin at the moment of application VLIR-UOS and BTC scholars
Category 2: 1000€
Self-sponsoring students from Least Developed Countries, Low Income and Lower Middle Income Countries ( DAC list of ODA recipients ) who live in an Upper Middle Income or High Income country ( DAC list of ODA recipients ) at the moment of application
Self-sponsoring students from Upper Middle Income Countries and High Income Countries ( DAC list of ODA recipients )
Erasmus Mundus Scholars
Category 3: 5000€
Scholarship students other than BTC or VLIR-UOS. These students can obtain a reduction if an agreement between the scholarship granting institution and IOB exists.
|Credit Structure (ECTS)||Programme structure: Module I General Courses (i) Theories of Development (8 credits), (ii) Research Methods I - compulsory (4 credits), (iii) Research Methods II - options (6 credits). Total module I: 12 weeks, October thru January. Module II and III Research-driven teaching by Theme groups (12 credits each module). Total module II: 8 weeks, February thru March. Total module III: 8 weeks, April thru May. Module IV Dissertation (18 credits), 15 weeks, June thru September. For more specific details on modules II and III: see MA programme brochure available from IOB's website.|
|Type of recognition||NVAO accredited|
|Number of students on the course||A limited number of candidates will be selected|
|Location of study||IOB, City Campus, University of Antwerp, Lange St Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen|
|Admission requirements||The following candidates are eligible to apply for the MA programmes: Applicants must hold a university degree 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 show very strong and relevant professional experience and/or have successfully completed supplementary training. Only applicants with excellent academic records will be accepted. Applicants must have professional experience in a sector relevant to the programme. Applicants must be proficient in English. Applicants who received their university education in English must provide an official certificate stating that the language of instruction was English. Applicants whose university studies were not completed in English|
must submit one of the following test results: (i) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 550 for paper-based test, or 213 for computer-based test, or 79-80 for internet-based test. Information about this test is available at www.toefl.org. (ii) IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 for each part. Information about this test is available at www.ielts.org. Students from other linguistic backgrounds may apply, provided they can provide proof of the following scores: TOEFL paper-based 500, or TOEFL computer-based 173, or TOEFL internet-based 59-60 or IELTS 5.0. These students are required to participate in a two-month intensive language course, offered free of charge by the Institute. Applicants must preferably submit proof of institutional back-up.
Most appropriate professional experience: evaluation and management of development policies, programmes and projects. experience gained in positions of responsibility within NGOs, aid agencies, government departments, universities and research institutes.
|Contact person||Greet Annaert|
|Phone||+32-3-275 5770 or +32-3-275 5942|
|Keywords||Aid effectiveness, Aid evaluation, Aid management, Aid policy, Bilateral aid, Capacity building, Civil society, Conditionality, Consulting, Debt, Development education, Development policy, Development theory, Economic development, Emergency aid, Food aid, Food security, Gender, Humanitarian aid, Institutional development, Knowledge, Local government, Management, Microcredit, Monitoring/evaluation, Multilateral aid, Policy debate, Policy making, Political development, Politics, Public administration, Research, Sectoral approaches, Social development, Social justice, Structural adjustment, Subsidiarity, Sustainable development, Tied aid, Training, Women|
|Verification date||17 December 2012, 10:54 UTC|
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