/ Bourses 

L'appel à candidatures pour l'année académique 2019-2020 est clôs.

Le prochain appel sera lancé dans le courant du mois de septembre 2019.

ATTENTION : veuillez également vous assurer que vous répondez à la TOTALITÉ des critères généraux de recevabilité avant de postuler, ceux-ci sont accessibles ICI


/ Scholarships

The call for applications for the academic year 2019-2020 is now closed.

The next call will be launched current September 2019.

ATTENTION: please make sure that you comply with ALL admissibility criteria prior to applying for the grant, these can be found HERE


01/ Objectives

The goal of the master is to train present and future actors of development to be able to devise realistic and original reforms and programs based on a sound economic analysis and well adjusted to the social and political context of each country.

At the end of their training, graduates are in a position to design and implement innovative programmes of economics and human development, to understand and assess the models and methods used by international organizations, foreign governments and consultants in development assistance and international economic relations; and to play an educational role, in particular by clarifying to local decision-makers and to the general public the rationale and usefulness of economic reforms in their local context.

02/ Training content


The academic year begins with the « Concepts and Methods » class - a review of the basic concepts in economics and quantitative methods. The program is then organized around two main themes. The first axis studies poverty and institutional structures required for effective functioning of a market economy in the context of developing countries. The second axis analyzes macroeconomic and trade policies that promote growth in a context of poor countries emphasizing their effects on the well-being of local people. Each axis consists of four to five courses of 30 hours and a seminar.

Activity Professor University hours credits
Personal project     60 16

Concepts and Methods

Quantitative Methods




J. Gross

S. Weynants
UNamur 75 5
Development and Institutions        
Development and institutions G. Cassan UNamur 30 4
Economic growth and international development D. de la Croix UCL 30 4
Population, environment and governance  J.-M. Baland UNamur 30 4
Poverty and livelihood strategies C. Guirkinger UNamur 30 4
Evaluation of public interventions C. Guirkinger UNamur 30 4
Seminar in Development : International Migration F. Mariani UCL 30 4
Macroeconomics and trade policies        
Fluctuations and development R. Houssa UNamur 30 4
Macro-finance and development   UNamur 30 4
Trade and development : Specialization and diversification A. De Crombrugghe UNamur 30 4
Economic integration and trade L.  Trimarchi UNamur 30 4
Seminar in development and macro-economic policies policies Mary Van Overbeck UCL 30 4
Total       65


03/ Conditions of admission


The programme is open to students with a great interest in economic policy making in developing countries and international economic relations.

International applicants must have either:

  • a university graduate degree obtained after 5 years of university education.
  • a university graduate degree obtained after 4 years of university education and 2 years at least of professional experience.

Only applicants with a strong background in economics will be considered.

04/ Additionnal information


Number of scholarships available: 12

Length of the training: one academic year, starting on September 17th 2019

Teaching language: English

05/ Universities


Université de Namur

  • Academic Supervisor: Catherine Guirkinger

Université catholique de Louvain

06/ Contact person


For further information

Pierrette NOEL
UNamur - Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales et de gestion
Rempart de la Vierge 8, 5000 Namur
T : +32 81 72 48 23
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