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PgC Global Development Management

The Open University via FutureLearn


Gain a framework for analysing development management practice

What are the challenges of development? How do we overcome them? This postgraduate qualification addresses the complexities of development and will help you build the skills needed to manage these challenges.

This degree builds on the global agenda for sustainable development and assumes that development management is a political and ethical process. It addresses how to achieve goals in contexts affected by conflicts of interests, values, and agendas.

You’ll learn skills related to strategic thinking, research, advocacy, and policymaking that are necessary for a career as a development manage


By the end of your studies, you have studied the:

  • different conceptualisations of development and its management in theory and practice
  • key concepts and theories that reveal development management as a process that is personal, political and professional
  • tools, methods and frameworks for investigation and analysis aimed at informing development policy and practice.


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