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Development Planning

We help governments, authorities and agencies work toward socially just and sustainable development. You’ll develop a broad skill set and have the chance to network with individuals and organisations that share our vision.

Studying at the Development Planning Unit

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Our mission is to build the capacity of professionals and institutions to design and implement innovative, sustainable and inclusive strategies. We want to enable people who are generally excluded from decision-making to play a full and rewarding role in their own development. To do this, we:
  • challenge orthodox development agendas in our teaching and training
  • explore and test enabling, participatory and gender aware approaches to development through action-oriented research
  • promote strategic partnerships to integrate and inclusively manage cities and development through institutional advice and consultancy
  • support the networking of individuals, community organisations, NGOs and public sector institutions that share our vision.


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