The main objective of Comparative Local Development Masters is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for introducing, supporting and co-ordinating processes of change and transformation at the local level.
The focus of the programme is local development, with the following characteristics: public, private and non governmental actors are the fundamental agents; social stability and economic prosperity are pursued, in conformity with international best practices. The general approach is comparative and interdisciplinary.
It is the aim of Comparative Local Development Masters course to offer a programme of study which is achieved both by means of the study of theory, and by means of the analysis of solutions at local level. The educational process is finalized through the practical experience of traineeships, in order to deepen operational knowledge of the functioning of institutions of local development and local autonomy. The focus of the programme falls on local development, specifically: considering public, private and non-governmental actors as fundamental agents of change; questions related to social stability and economic prosperity, in line with the Mozambican and worldwide standards and best practices. The general approach is comparative and interdisciplinary.
The programme bridges universities, local authorities, firms and other organizations all over the world with its extended partnership.