Master International Cooperation

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Program Description

Recognized as one of the best Master's degrees in the area of International Cooperation according to the newspaper El Mundo, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

  • Title: Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Management of Public Policies, Programs and Development Projects
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Duration: September 2020 - September 2021
  • Modality: Face-to-face (check the possibility of online modality)
  • Director: Dr. José Ángel Sotillo Lorenzo
  • Director of the program: Rocío López Ruiz.

Aimed at training expert managers in international cooperation who are capable of designing public policies, programs and development projects. The Master allows knowing:

  • Principles, functioning and logic of the international aid system, its agents, policies and instruments;

  • Identification, formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the development actions carried out with international cooperation resources. This training is offered both for the formulation of projects carried out by the agencies and cooperation agencies, applying the Logical Framework Approach and the Human Rights Based Approach (EBDH); as for the programs and public policies executed by governments that receive resources for this.

This Master has been verified by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA), attached to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The credits completed in the Master are automatically recognized for access to doctoral studies at any University of the European Higher Education Area.

It allows preferential access to the Doctorate in Economy and Government.

Students interested in this program can apply, fulfilling the requirements, a scholarship or aid. It also has different financing formulas for the total cost of the course. Fill in the form with your contact information and we will inform you in detail.

Presentation and Objectives

The objective of the Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Management of Public Policies, Programs and Development Projects is to satisfy the demand for technical experts in international cooperation, caused by the existence of a growing number of actors that contribute resources in this field. Even in a recessive context such as the current one, developed countries disburse significant resources as Official Development Assistance (ODA), which is channeled through various actors such as multilateral organizations, NGDOs, state, regional and local cooperation agencies or various ministerial dependencies. On the other hand, an increasing number of developing countries are strongly promoting South-South Cooperation policies, this being one of the most transformative events in the current aid system. Among these actors of South-South Cooperation, Latin American countries are playing a crucial role, since they have become international benchmarks in this matter, through the effort to systematize their practices and to re-conceptualize the cooperation they are carrying out. . Finally, the commitment of different organizations to the execution of cooperation programs also grows in the business sphere, in those countries where they are installed, promoting Corporate Social Responsibility policies that try to align with the development agenda.

The Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Management of Public Policies, Programs and Development Projects responds to this need to train experts capable of carrying out cooperation interventions that offer Development Results and who know how to respond effectively and innovatively to the demands of the current cooperation system. In this sense, it is necessary to point out that the assumption of international commitments poses important challenges in designing strategies and executing programs that are widely studied in the teachings of this Master. We refer to the Millennium Development Goals (2000), and the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness (2005), as well as the appearance of new development approaches such as the one based on Human Rights or the importance that new ones are gaining management instruments such as budget support.

Since the Busan High-Level Forum was held in 2011, the cooperation system has undergone a profound transformation, expanding its scope of action to form a Global Alliance for Development, which, again, requires in-depth knowledge of the subjects worked on. in this program.

The Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Management of Public Policies, Programs and Development Projects pursues 2 objectives:

  • To make known in depth the principles, functioning and logic of the international aid system, its actors, policies and instruments. From this formation, a critical reflection is proposed, and the impulse of interventions that positively affect the eradication of the structures that generate and perpetuate poverty.

  • Train the student in the identification, formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions. In this way, training is assured both in terms of projects carried out by cooperation agencies and agencies, applying the Human Rights-based Approach to the Logical Framework and Approach (HRBA), as well as to the public programs and policies implemented by the governments of developing countries with resources from cooperation.

Program

FOUNDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SYSTEM

Compulsory module. 16 credits

  • The cooperation of Traditional donors and DAC Non-Donor Countries (6 credits)

  • Conceptualization of Development and its dimensions: economic growth, Democracy, Gender and Human Rights (6 credits)

  • International cooperation instruments (4 credits)

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

Compulsory module. 14 credits

  • Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Public Development Policies (5 credits)

  • Intergovernmental coordination and management of decentralized cooperation. The formation of public-private Networks (5 credits)

  • Areas of intervention: Social Policy, Institutional Strengthening and Economic Growth (4 credits)

PROJECTS MANAGEMENT. LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH

Compulsory module. 12 credits

  • Identification and Formulation of Cooperation Projects (6 credits)

  • Techniques for Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects and Cooperation Interventions (6 credits)

DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION WITH LATIN AMERICA

Optional module. 6 credits

  • Development, poverty and inequality in Latin America: political systems and growth models (3 credits)

  • Latin America in the International Cooperation system (3 credits)

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION WITH SUBSAHARIAN AFRICA AND THE NEXT MAGHREB / EAST

Optional module. 6 credits

  • Problems of Development and International Cooperation with Sub-Saharan Africa (3 credits)

  • Problems of Development and International Cooperation with the Maghreb / ​​Middle East (3 credits)

Professional practices

6 credits

In addition to the Entities that have supported the program with Scholarships, the Program has signed Internship Agreements with numerous organizations dedicated to cooperation that ensure quality training, by allowing students to apply the knowledge acquired during the course and develop their skills and competences as managers of cooperation projects.

A list of the organizations and organizations with which the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset has a collaboration agreement is included below, in which the students of the program will carry out practices that are mandatory:

1. Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action - IECAH

2. Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI)

3. DARA Foundation

4. Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB)

5. CHANDRA Foundation

6. UNICEF

7. FIDE

8. UNIFEM

9. Del Valle Foundation

10. FIIAPP

11. Pablo Iglesias Foundation

12. Summa Humanitae Foundation

13. CONGDE

14. FUNDESO

15. Action against Hunger

16. ACSUR las Segovias

17. GLOBALITARY

18. Humanism and Democracy

19. AIETI

20. INTERED

21. Help in Action

22. INTERMÓN-OXFAM

23. IPADE

24. Caritas

25. Manos Unidas

26. CEIPAZ

27. CIDEAL

28. Platform 2015 and More

29. International Rescue Committee

30. PRODEIN

31. International Transparency

32. Entreculturas

33. BDO Audiberia

34. FRIDE

35. Embassy of Costa Rica

36. Sodepaz

37. Social Promotion of Culture Foundation

38. Doctors Without Borders

39. Concordia 21

40. UNRWA

41. City of Joy Foundation

42. ISDIBER

43. Mancala Foundation

44. Carolina Foundation

45. UNICEF

Final Master's Project

Required. 6 credits

  • Ensures the specialization of the graduate in the area of ​​cooperation and development of their choice.

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