DPP is the main centre for teaching and research in Development Studies and Development Management at the Open University.

DPP is a major contributor to ID@OU: the Open University’s international development activity. ID@OU brings together research, teaching and programmes in international development across the university.

We focus on:

  • The links between global historical processes and development interventions
  • Research that aims to shape policy and practice
  • Teaching that enables and empowers students to engage actively with the contemporary challenges of development

DPP is the main centre for teaching and research in Development Studies and Development Management at the Open University.

DPP is a major contributor to ID@OU: the Open University’s international development activity. ID@OU brings together research, teaching and programmes in international development across the university.

We focus on:

  • The links between global historical processes and development interventions
  • Research that aims to shape policy and practice
  • Teaching that enables and empowers students to engage actively with the contemporary challenges of development
Students from more than 90 countries.
A global leader in development management teaching
Largest provider of development management in Europe.
The new postgraduate foundation module Capacities for Managing Development (T878) starts in November 2015 (registration ends 30 September).
Doctoral student, Craig Walker, wins the Association of Open University Graduates Will Swann Award for Innovation and Knowledge Development.
A new book on the lived experience of climate change has been published by Professors Dina Abbott and Gordon Wilson.
New publications from Giles Mohan and co-authors
Joe Hanlon continues his work in Mozambique, writing on chickens, the gas to cook them, and the beer to drink with them.
A new paper examining the controversy over UK biomass pathways reveals how expert evidence can be used to maintain the status quo.
New book from OU Visiting Professor Myles Wickstead places aid and development in historical context.
Dr Ben Lampert appeared on Arise TV to discuss the impact of increased Chinese migration to Africa and the wider context of China’s heightened engageme...
On 24th June the Open University celebrated the 30<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of its Development, Policy and Practice Programme (DPP).

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