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Apply for ITCILO Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development (MALED)

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by Impactpool

Published on: 8 March 2019

The Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development (MALED) of the Turin School of Development (ITCILO) and the University of Turin is a response to the demand for stronger expertise in labour and development economics (and the nexus between the two disciplines) as well as in the design and evaluation of policies and projects that place employment at the heart of policy making.

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  • MALED is a flagship programme of the Turin School of Development (ITCILO) delivered as a first-level Master by the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Torino.
  • MALED prepares students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations with a strong focus on evidence-based policymaking
  • MALED provides students with advance skills in labour economics needed to respond to current and future challenges in the labour market
  • MALED’s curricula and lecturers combine quantitative economics with an application to developing countries and development policies


This Master's programme prepares students and professionals from both advanced and developing countries to analyse economic and labour market issues and evaluate policies that place employment at the core of economic, social and development policymaking. The degree combines training in analytical and quantitative economic methods in different development contexts.

The training methodology balances traditional classes on theory, concepts and methods by experienced academics with concrete case studies and practical assignments by practitioners and professionals to support policy applications.

Students will strongly benefit from the unique mix of lecturers, researchers, practitioners and experts from bilateral and international agencies, including the ILO. The programme builds on research findings and tools developed by the ILO, other international organizations and the academic institutions.

Career opportunities for graduates of this programme include senior roles in national administrations, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, non-profit organisations, consulting and research institutions.

Essential requirements and participants’ profile

The Master is intended for both: Recent university graduates from developing and developed countries who seek a career focused on labour economics and development; Professionals in government, UN agencies, other multilateral organizations and bilateral agencies, social partners, research institutions, NGOs and other relevant organizations. Essential requirements for admission are:

  • A Bachelor's Degree of minimum three years' duration (equivalent to a three-year first level University Italian Degree) preferably in economics, statistics or related area
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is €8,500, including training facilities, training materials, insurance and University of Turin registration fees. A non-refundable enrollment fee of €1,500 is payable upon enrolment. 


A limited number of partial scholarships covering tuition fees are available on a competitive basis for participants from developing countries. Scholarships do not cover accommodation, international travel to and from Turin, meals (lunch and dinner), visa and passport costs, and any personal expense (telephone and fax, coffee and beverages, local transports to town, purchase of personal items, etc.).

Scholarships can only be awarded to countries that are eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) according to the OECD standards. The DAC (Development Assistance Committee) list of ODA recipients is available here.

Deadline for application: 
1 June 2019.

If you wish to be considered for a fellowship, early applications must be received by 30 April 2019

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