International Development – Amsterdam, Netherlands



Dates: 22-27 November 2020

Are you passionate about making the world a better and a more equal place for everyone? Do you want to address social injustice around the world and come up with sustainable solutions to ease it?

This course aims to give you a solid ground in the aspects of international development, it’s designed for those who are working in development-related organizations and NGOs, it will provide you with the key skills needed to analyze international problems probably and come out with sustainable solutions that make an actual change not just a temporary solution, and will open the door for you for multiple advanced training to specialize in an aspect of international development.

During this course, we will try to tackle problems related to poverty, education, sexism, inequality, politics, globalization and capitalism. We will critically evaluate different perspectives and the offered solutions and their pros and cons to these problems and to development in general. We will map out the historical aspect of development and analyze it to understand how disciplinary perspectives shape development, which will develop your skills in teamwork, research and analysis.


The International Development program is designed for future professionals who are interested in creating innovative solutions to tackle development challenges around the world. The program helps to understand the work of international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as well as Agencies of the United Nations.

We will focus on the following topics:

What is International Development

Introduction to the concept of International Development, its roots, and history. We will discuss its framework and the skills necessary to analyse effectively different perspectives on international development and cooperation.

Development Fundamentals

You will be provided with a critical overview of the main aspects of development theory and paradigms, development as historical change and development institutions as well as an understanding of how different disciplinary perspectives shape international development theory and practice and its analysis in a globalised world.

Development Research

Learn more about the key areas of international development research, related policy choices and strategies. Review a selection of methods used in international development research.

Political Economy

Understanding of political economy, both mainstream and critical perspectives. Discover the impact of economic globalisation, international trade, and the emerging role of civil society and international investment in development.



Explore the different conceptualisations and characteristics of poverty. How societies overcome poverty to create healthy, wealthy and sustainable societies – and why some persistently fail to achieve this

Gender Inequality

Gender equality matters to every dimension of International Development. Having a rich understanding of current gender issues, contemporary gender theory, and making connections to gender equality activists locally and abroad is much needed for any career path.

Politics and Development

Discover many ways that politics is critical to the success of development. Examine the ‘lived’ or ‘real’ politics in developing countries and the dynamics underpinning change.


Students will be provided by accommodation for the whole period of the program. The accommodation will be provided in Amsterdam. Students will stay at a Guest House in the rooms for 2 people. The accommodation in a single room can be arranged for additional payment. Students will have access to the kitchen which they can use in case of need. The accommodation is well connected by public transport with all the touristy places in the city. During the program, the training will be conducted in the classroom which is in walking distance from the Guest House. Students will be provided a detailed description of the venue and the information on how to reach it from the airport.

We offer comfortable accommodation where students can stay during the program and fully enjoy their time in Amsterdam!


The fee for the course is 900 euro.
The fee includes:

  • Accommodation (in Amsterdam)
  • The course (including all costs of the materials)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel Consultation and Visa Support


The course organisers provide a visa invitation letter for the visa to the Netherlands.


To apply, first complete the form below and we will get back to you.

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