Diploma in International Development Management

– Empowering the Planet’s Climate Champions

Start Date

November 20, 2023


15 Weeks

Fees (Local)

10% Discount for Early Birds



Mode Of Study


About the Program

The Diploma in International Development Management is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the field of international development. The program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to address complex development challenges and drive positive change in the global arena.

Course Expectations

  1. In-Depth Learning: The program offers a deep dive into various aspects of international development, including contemporary issues, project management, policy analysis, economics, finance, diversity management, and more.
  2. Practical Skills Development: Students gain practical skills in project planning and management, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, cross-cultural communication, leadership, and inclusive human resources management.
  3. Interdisciplinary Approach: The program takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from fields such as economics, public policy, sociology, and environmental studies to provide a holistic understanding of development challenges.
  4. Real-World Experience: The capstone project allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to real development issues, working closely with organizations and stakeholders in the field.
  5. Global Perspective: With a focus on sustainable development goals (SDGs) and cross-cultural communication, the program prepares students to work effectively in diverse international settings.
  6. Ethical Considerations: Throughout the program, ethical considerations in development work are emphasized, promoting responsible and socially just approaches to development.
  7. Expert Faculty: The program boasts a diverse faculty with expertise in international development, economics, policy analysis, and management, offering students valuable insights and mentorship.
  8. Global Networking: Students have opportunities to connect with development professionals, organizations, and alumni, creating a robust professional network.

Course Modules

Contemporary Issues in International Development

  1. Climate Change and Sustainability
  2. Global Health Challenges
  3. Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  4. Migration and Forced Displacement
  5. Technology and Development
  6. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
  7. Human Rights and Social Justice
  8. Global Governance and Development
  9. Pandemics and Health Security
  10. Inequality and Poverty Alleviation

Development Project Planning and Management

  1. Project Identification and Formulation
  2. Needs Assessment and Stakeholder Analysis
  3. Logical Framework Approach (LFA)
  4. Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  5. Project Budgeting and Resource Allocation
  6. Project Implementation and Monitoring
  7. Project Evaluation and Impact Assessment
  8. Project Sustainability and Exit Strategies
  9. Project Reporting and Documentation
  10. Project Cycle Management

Policy Analysis for Governance and Development

  1. Policy Analysis Frameworks
  2. Evidence-Based Policy Making
  3. Policy Instruments and Tools
  4. Policy Implementation and Monitoring
  5. Stakeholder Engagement in Policy Processes
  6. Policy Evaluation and Impact Assessment
  7. Policy Advocacy and Lobbying
  8. Ethical Considerations in Policy Analysis
  9. Comparative Policy Analysis
  10. Policy Brief Development

Managing Development Interventions

  1. Conflict Management and Resolution
  2. Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration
  3. Adaptive Management Approaches
  4. Cross-Sectoral Integration
  5. Risk Management in Development Interventions
  6. Ethics in Development Management
  7. Project Team Dynamics and Leadership
  8. Decision-Making in Complex Environments
  9. Managing Development Partnerships
  10. Knowledge Management in Development

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  1. Understanding the SDGs and Targets
  2. Aligning Projects and Policies with the SDGs
  3. Measuring Progress Towards the SDGs
  4. Challenges and Critiques of the SDGs
  5. Partnerships for SDG Implementation
  6. SDGs and Global Health
  7. SDGs and Education
  8. SDGs and Climate Action
  9. SDGs and Gender Equality
  10. Role of Youth in Achieving the SDGs

International Development Finance

  1. Sources of Development Financing
  2. Grants vs. Loans
  3. Budgeting and Financial Planning
  4. Investment Appraisal Techniques
  5. Financial Risk Management
  6. Innovative Financing Mechanisms
  7. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  8. Aid Effectiveness and Donor Coordination
  9. Debt Sustainability in Developing Countries
  10. Financial Accountability and Transparency

Development Economics and Policy

  1. Economic Theories of Development
  2. Poverty Measurement and Alleviation
  3. Income Distribution and Inequality
  4. Trade and Development
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  6. Exchange Rates and Currency Crises
  7. Macroeconomic Stability
  8. Economic Growth Strategies
  9. Developmental States and Industrial Policy
  10. Economic Reform and Structural Adjustment

Diversity Management in International Development

  1. Understanding Diversity in Development
  2. Building Inclusive Work Cultures
  3. Managing Multicultural Teams
  4. Diversity Recruitment and Retention
  5. Inclusive Leadership Styles
  6. Addressing Bias and Discrimination
  7. Promoting Equity and Inclusion
  8. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Policies
  9. Intersectionality in Development Work
  10. Case Studies in Diversity Management

Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. M&E Frameworks and Models
  2. Indicators and Data Collection Methods
  3. Baseline Studies and Surveys
  4. Data Analysis and Visualization
  5. Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation Methods
  6. Utilization-Focused Evaluation
  7. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  8. Feedback Loops in M&E
  9. Learning from Evaluation Findings
  10. Evaluating Sustainable Development Impact

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

  1. Humanitarian Principles and Law
  2. Needs Assessment in Emergencies
  3. Emergency Response and Relief Operations
  4. Coordination in Humanitarian Crises
  5. Food Security and Nutrition in Crises
  6. Health and WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in Crises
  7. Protection of Vulnerable Populations
  8. Early Warning Systems
  9. Post-Crisis Recovery and Development
  10. Case Studies in Humanitarian Aid

Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation

  1. Intercultural Communication Skills
  2. Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness
  3. Effective Cross-Cultural Negotiation
  4. Managing Conflicts in Cross-Cultural Settings
  5. Building Trust Across Cultures
  6. Diplomacy and International Relations
  7. Negotiation Styles and Strategies
  8. Ethical Considerations in Cross-Cultural Negotiation
  9. Case Studies in Cross-Cultural Communication

Leadership and Management in Development Organizations

  1. Leadership Styles in Development
  2. Strategic Planning and Management
  3. Change Management in Development
  4. Ethical Leadership and Decision-Making
  5. Organizational Culture and Values
  6. Team Building and Conflict Resolution
  7. Resource Mobilization and Fundraising
  8. Innovation and Adaptation in Development
  9. Leadership Challenges in Complex Environments
  10. Leadership Development Plans

Plan Of Study

Program Delivery

The program will be delivered through a combination of:

  • Class lectures
  • Group Activities
  • Capstone Projects

The course offers the option of both Physical and Online Attendance.


Faculty members are experienced professionals with extensive years of practice experience in managing programs and projects.

Career Pathway for Graduates of this Program

Career Paths After Program Completion

  1. Development Project Manager
  2. Senior Program Manager
  3. Policy Analyst
  4. Development Management Consultant
  5. Humanitarian Program Manager
  6. Social Entrepreneur

Final Award

Upon completion of the course, participants will earn a Graduate Diploma in International Development Management from the Nigerian College of Agribusiness. At convocation, graduating students will receive their Diploma parchment as well as their Transcript of academic records.

Course Fee

Local Participants

10% Discount for Early Birds

International Participants


Next Entry

November 20, 2023

Payment Details

Tuition Account

Beneficiary Bank: Zenith Bank Plc
Account Number: 1228461510
Account Name: Nigeria College of Agribusiness

Further Enquiries

Do you need any further assistance regarding this program, send an email to: or send chat with a program executive on WhatsApp via: 08109532513 (Nigeria), +2349129158989 (International)

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