The objective of the program 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. 

The program has a two-sided economic approach. On the one hand, it analyses macroeconomic and trade policy issues related to the growth of an economy within the world market system. On the other hand, it analyses the ways of reducing poverty and inequality and deals with the institutional structures required for the effective working of a market economy in the context of specific countries.

The program enables graduates and young professionals to: 

  1. Acquire international standards of economic analysis and increase their abilities in this field; 
  2. Confront their personal experience with foreign perceptions of the world economy and of their country; 
  3. Gain the maturity needed to further sharpen their professional or research objectives. 


At the end of their training, graduates are in a position to:

  1. Design and implement innovative programs of economics and human development, inspired by a rigorous economic analysis and adapted both to local aspirations and to international constraints;
  2. Understand and assess the models and methods used by international organizations, foreign governments and consultants in development assistance and international economic relations;
  3. 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. 


These qualifications are especially appreciated by governments, international organizations and the academic community.