Open University program

Global Development in Practice: Discovering development management

Learn how to deliver change in the areas of development where your professional and personal interests lie.

This program is part of the PgC Global Development Management degree offered by The Open University

Develop the skills needed to enhance your capabilities as a development manager

This program focuses on how global development takes place, the people that undertake development and the relationships between them. You will explore the social, political and ethical dimensions of development in a variety of contexts and start to appreciate the complexity that is involved in resolving global development challenges.

This program is the first in a set of four that make up The Open University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Global Development Management. Together, the four programs offer you opportunities to examine the ways development is conventionally practised, identify new ways of encouraging development, and enhance your skills as a critically reflective practitioner.


Written and delivered by experts in the field

The Global Development Management program has been developed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University.

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Who will you learn with?

My academic interests are centred around gender and development, the Sustainable Development Goals and global governance processes all of which I've taught or practised. I'm module Chair of D890.

Hi, I'm Marianna and I've worked in the NGO, government and academic sectors, on poverty and inequality, conflict and government policy. I'm passionate about development and helping others achieve.

Me - Author of OU courses on development, English language coach, researcher and content writer. I love to travel. learning to speak Spanish, and I am passionate about dancing Argentine Tango!

I work as an Associate Lecturer with The Open University tutoring on undergraduate courses on Public Health and International Development. I am a facilitator on the Lottery of Birth Course.

Sylvia is a sociologist and social science researcher by training. Her area of expertise is the intersection of International Development and Childhood and Youth Studies.

Rachel is a social anthropologist by training and inclination, who has worked for the OU for 17 years. She's carried out research in India, Indonesia and Mozambique.

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