In modern life, governments have realized the interplays between human capital and the services that contribute to quality of life. Both the developed and some developing countries are striving to design development policies that enhance economic and social development. Issues related to developmental state, environment and development, local development, gender and development, inequality, poverty, aid and development are central to policy debates now and in the future. Ethiopia, moving on enhanced development path, is striving to a middle income country in the not- so far future. But all these intricacies need to be accommodated in policy packages for effective social and economic planning.
Exit Level Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the MA Degree Program in Development Policy, graduates will be able to demonstrate the following general knowledge of critical concepts and theories in the fields of development policy:
- Understand fundamentals of development policy and development issues, programs and projects;
- Associate existing and emerging development paradigms to concrete local situations;
- Apply skills, models and approaches to undertake research, to analyze, design and evaluate development policies, programs, and projects;
- Assess different modalities of rural and local economic development strategies vs. national/regional development;
- Evaluate different policies and programs by applying development policy knowledge;
- Design development policies at different levels of government (local, regional and national);
- Advise policy makers on development and policy issues, equitable development and intergovernmental relations (IGR)
- Adhere to the ethical standards and principles of the profession, and practice accordingly.