Master in Economic Analysis and Public Policy
The Master program in "Economic Analysis and Public Policy" (EAPP) is intended for students wishing to specialize in public policy and practice professions related to the planning, management and evaluation of development programs and public policies. The content of the training is rich in methodological tools and knowledge related to economic analysis applied to the planning, management, and evaluation of public policies for development in Africa.
- What are the objectives of the program?
The EAPP Master program aims to train managers in the formulation, management and implementation of development programs and public policies at different territorial scales (local, national, regional). An important place is reserved in the program for the social, institutional and environmental dimensions of development programs and policies.
The program aims to train in both economic, theoretical and empirical methods applied to development planning and analysis, design and implementation of public policies.
Another objective of the program is to enable students to master the modern methods, both qualitative and quantitative, necessary to carry out relevant program and policy analyses.
- Who is the program for?
The program is open to holders of a degree in economics, international relations or political science, obtained in Morocco or an equivalent degree obtained abroad.
Master-degree holders and engineers who meet the necessary pedagogical prerequisites to follow an advanced training in economics are also eligible.
- What are the specificities of the program?
The EAPP Master's program has the particularity of offering training adapted to the realities of African countries and their specific problems by adopting public policy analysis as the central subject of the training. The diverse complementary Master Modules present an opportunity to acquire strong skills and a mastery of modern methodological tools adapted to the analysis of a diversity of situations in the Southern countries’ contexts.
- What are the skills to be acquired?
The program provides students with the following skills:
- Master scientific approaches, methods and tools to address economic and development issues related to policy analysis, planning, monitoring and management.
- Develop a global understanding of policy issues and the ability to move beyond them to propose alternatives that are relevant and adapted to national and African contexts.
- Develop strong skills to assess and analyze the strategies and policies implemented by the various governmental and non-governmental development institutions.
- Develop skills to identify and propose sustainable, socially and economically profitable alternatives.
The program is divided into four semesters and consists of eighteen course modules and Master thesis/internship where students prepare a project analysis, research or do an internship in a professional or research structure that hosts them.
The modules are 50 hours divided into classroom courses (48% of the HV), recitations (32% of the HV), homeworks (10% of the HV), and two exam sessions (mid-term and final exams).
The training program consists of the following modules:
Semester 1 ( 6 Modules: 300 h)
- Introduction to policy analysis
- Policy institutions and processes
- Regional policy-making and analysis
- Environmental and social policies coherence for development
- Behavioral Economics for Public Policies
- Public management and leadership
Semester 2 ( 6 Modules: 300 h)
- Quantitative methods for public policy analysis
- Qualitative social science methods
- Applied microeconomics for public policy
- Public Policy and Risks' Management
- Applied Macroeconomics for Public Policy
- Sustainable development Policies
Semester 3 ( 6 Modules: 300 h)
- Economic Planning and policies for Regional and local Development
- Development projects' analysis, appraisal, monitoring and management
- Public policy impacts' assessment Methods
- Institutional analysis and public Affairs
- Public Choice and Political Economy analysis
- Thematic seminars
Semester 4 (from february to June)
Semester committed to the preparation of a Master thesis or an internship following the students’ preferences.
The EAPP Master program is a solid preparation for both labor-market integration and the doctoral studies.
The skills that the training allows to acquire, prepare for careers in a wide range of employment sectors, professions, and job opportunities, namely:
Indicative employment sectors
- International organizations: World Bank, African Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank,...
- Municipalities and institutions of territorial development.
- Administrations and public bodies.
- National, regional and local authorities.
- Professional or non-governmental organizations.
- International organizations.
Professions and jobs
- Designer, manager, evaluator of public development policies, plans, programs and projects.
- Policy Analyst.
- Policy Planner.
- Responsible for local and regional policy.
- Facilitator of negotiations.
- Public sector manager and development.