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Master in Development Studies – Economics and Management


The various crises - food, environmental, financial - that cross the global economy underscore the need for developing countries to have strong economic and institutional foundations to overcome instability. It is not only a question of managing difficult circumstances but also of placing oneself in a long-term horizon in order to avoid recurring crises that are severely penalizing for development.


There are many challenges and considerable constraints. While the need for agricultural development is now evident, historical experience shows that it is not just a sectoral issue. A combination of economic and institutional conditions must be found: availability of resources, existence of capacities, technologies and intersectoral relations, and effectiveness of public and private decision-making.


Master in Development Studies - Law, Economics and Management: 2 specialties adapted to this context:

Agricultural development and economic policies / Développement agricole et politiques économiques)

Economic Expertise in Development Policies and Projects (EPOLPRO) / Expertise économique en politiques et projets de développement (EPOLPRO)


They provide knowledge to diagnose, develop proposals, implement and evaluate development projects and public policies. Graduates are development practitioners, with a particular vocation to be project and program operators and to evolve in the world of international cooperation. These trainings are based on networks of specialized organizations and professionals who naturally find themselves in the position of interlocutors of the major international donors.


The existence of common core curricula with other IEDES master's specialties also provides a multidisciplinary basis in the social sciences of development, which is essential for a better understanding of the complex reality of developing countries and Effectiveness of interventions.

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