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.
DPP/Innogen panel explores scope for sharing local perspectives on health systems within current globalised policy and funding context. Read more
<p dir="ltr">Proposed by Myles Wickstead, visiting Professor, International Relations at the Development Policy and Practice, the Motion updates policy to include eliminating TB, HIV
<p dir="ltr">Rebecca Hanlin, Senior Lecturer in Development Policy and Practice highlights role of social technologies in delivering drugs and vaccines to the most vulnerable people i
Dr Rebecca Hanlin was interviewed by Scidev.net on her role as innovation and development specialist at the AfricaLics network of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi, Keny
Dr Ben Lampert appeared on Arise TV to discuss the impact of increased Chinese migration to Africa and the wider context of China&rsquo;s heightened engageme...
The International Development Seminar Series, 2014-15 begins on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 with a seminar by Andrew Agyei-Holmes, Richmond Atta-Ankomah and David Botchie of the OU Development Poli
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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