3 months
969 USD/full
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Use development management tools and frameworks to plan, implement and evaluate development interventions in practice with this Global Development in Practice - Designing an Intervention Microcredential at The Open University by FutureLearn.

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Development is a complex process, and managing development intervention requires a combination of purposeful design and the confidence to adapt flexibly to changing circumstances.

On this Global Development in Practice - Designing an Intervention Microcredential at The Open University by FutureLearn , you’ll build the skills to effectively manage the development intervention process on the ground.

Using real-life case studies, you’ll engage with development tools, frameworks and methodologies that can be used for planning, implementing and evaluating development interventions.

As well as practical development strategies, you’ll explore the associated theoretical issues and debates.

What skills will you learn?

  • People management
  • Data management
  • Project planning
  • Planning development
  • Logistics
  • Business communications
  • Project management
  • Data analytics

Programme Structure

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.


  • The nature of intervention
  • Designing a development management intervention
  • Current thinking on development management
  • Quantitative investigative methods for development managers
  • Skills for critical appraisal
  • Conventional evaluation
  • Impact evaluation: a guide
  • Broadening the perspective on impact evaluation
  • Doing evaluation differently
  • Bringing your learning together

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

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15 alternative credits

Microcredentials with credit are designed to be transferable. You can use the credit as one of the credentials listed on your application form for any university or course, and you can include it on your CV when you apply for a job.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To study for this postgraduate microcredential, you must hold a bachelors degree or an equivalent level qualification.
  • It is also recommended that you have experience of working in the global development industry.
  • All teaching is in English, and your proficiency in the language needs to be adequate for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language we recommend you can achieve an IELTS score of at least seven.

Tuition Fee

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