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Earn your Master's Degree in Management of Development at the ITCILO

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by Impactpool
in partnership with ITCILO

Published on: 21 February 2019

The Master in Management of Development (MANDEV) is open for applications. The programme is jointly organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) and the University of Turin in Italy. It is intended for professionals from public and private institutions and NGOs working in the area of development or graduates aspiring to work in this area.

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The MASTER IN MANAGEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT (MANDEV)

This programme provides participants with the knowledge and skills for effective participation in the management of development programmes and projects. The content is multidisciplinary, ranging from exploration of key topics in development economics to the rule of law, the factors influencing the design and effective operation of development institutions, and important aspects of local development. In addition, the programme explores the full spectrum of managerial and analytical competencies needed for project cycle management (PCM) and some related interpersonal skills.

The programme is jointly organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) and the University of Turin, Turin (Italy). It is composed of three parts and is designed in such a way to minimize participants’ absence from work duties back home (only 17 weeks in Turin). Online and classroom interaction and teamwork are emphasized in order to prepare the students for effective engagement in the participatory approaches to development work. The tuition fee for the whole programme is EUR 8,500.

The 18th edition of the Master is open for applications until 10 June 2019 and the following schedule is foreseen for the three phases:

  • Distance learning modules: from 30 September 2019 to 24 January 2020
  • Face-to-face phase: from 27 January 2020 to 15 May 2019
  • Preparation and submission of the final thesis by 29 September 2020.

Application Criteria

  • First level university degree of at least 3 years’ duration
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Strong motivation

The programme is intended for professionals from public and private institutions and NGOs working in the area of development or graduates aspiring to work in this area. Ideally, applicants should have 2-3 years of work experience in the field of Development Cooperation. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring junior UN staff or staff of agencies that work through projects and programmes of technical cooperation – particularly those working in field offices. 

For further information and more details on the programme and application processvisit the MANDEV website

Please contact ITCILO directly for any further questions on the programme or the application process: Mandev@itcilo.org


Career Success Stories

"The Master in Management of Development was a door opener for me - we had a chance to interact with people of world-caliber"

Read the career success story of Nver Sargsyan, a former MANDEV student who is now the Head of Programme at UNHCR country office in Armenia.


"Attending the MANDEV program was one of the best decisions I've ever made"

Read the testimonial by former MANDEV student Madmouj Rawand, Economist and Livelihoods' Development Specialist.

"Obtaining MANDEV helped me to land in a senior management position three months after graduating"

Read the career success story of Mir Abdullah Burhani, a former MANDEV student who is now the Operations and Program Deputy Team Leader within the German Development Bank-KfW funded Kabul River Transformation (KARIT) project in Afghanistan.

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