Weekly study13 hours
Global Development in Practice: Designing an Intervention
Designing a Global Development Intervention
Using real-life case studies, the course critically engages with tools, frameworks and methods associated with designing development interventions. Students will be taken through the process of planning, implementing and evaluating a development intervention, with the different stages covered roughly in chronological sequence according to the concept of the project (or programme) cycle, which is widely used among development agencies. The main focus is on development management practice, although we will not be losing sight of the more theoretical issues and debates.
- Apply tools, methods and frameworks for investigation and analysis aimed at informing development policy and practice.
- Construct and communicate arguments using clear conceptual frameworks, integrating quantitative and qualitative evidence.
- Use sound methodological principles and practices to investigate a development management problem;
- Critically analyse the contexts, processes and outcomes of development interventions, and the relationships by means of which interventions are undertaken.
- Gather and make effective use of data of various sorts, from diverse sources, and from different media.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
Who is the course for?
This microcredential is aimed at practitioners working within the development industry. It will provide the skills, tools and methodologies to plan a development intervention.
Who developed the course?
As the UK’s largest university, The Open University (OU) supports thousands of students to achieve their goals and ambitions via supported distance learning, helping to fit learning around professional and personal life commitments.
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020