Your Career: Development

The Fletcher School offers a rigorous, yet flexible curriculum to let you tailor your graduate education to the international career of your choice. The following Fletcher courses can help you launch or advance a career in development.

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Advanced Seminar in Development and Conflict Resolution

Agriculture and Rural Development in Developing Countries

Current Issues in Human Rights

Daily Risks and Disasters: Predicting and Managing Catastrophes

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Peacebuilding and Development

Development Aid in Practice

Development and Human Rights

Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspective

Development Economics: Micro Perspectives

Development Economics: Policy Analysis

Econometric Impact Evaluation for Development


Economic Growth

Economics of Global Health

Economics of Global Health in Developing Countries

Environmental Economics

Ethics of Development and Humanitarian Aid

Evaluation of Peacebuilding and Development for Practitioners and Donors

Finance, Growth and Business Cycles

Gender,Culture and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

GIS for International Applications

The Global Food Business

Information and Communications Technologies for Development

International Human Rights Law

International NGOs: Ethics and Management Practice

Islamic Finance and Banking

Large Investment and International Project Finance

Law and Development

Macroeconomic Problems of Middle Income Countries: Focus on Latin America

Market Approaches to Economic and Human Development

Microfinance and Financial Inclusion

Non-Profit Management: Important Ideas for Motivating and Leading Change

Political Economy of Development

The Political Economy of Reform, Growth and Equity

Politics in Violent Conflict in Africa

Quantitative Methods

Rights-based Approach to Design, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Strategic Management in Privatizing and Deregulating Industries

Strategic Marketing for Non Profit Organizations

Sustainable Development Diplomacy

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Our Alumni

Rachel Kyte

Vice President and Head of Network, Sustainable Development
The World Bank

"The collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach of Fletcher's GMAP program was extraordinary preparation for the way the world really works." Read Rachel's story.

Our Alumni

Joshua Haynes, MIB 10

Joshua Haynes

MIB 10

‎International Development Specialist + Development Technologist + Social Entrepreneur, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Haynes is at the nexus of technology, media, civil society, Internet freedom, information security and democracy. “Technology is never the silver bullet,” he says. “It is only an amplifier or agitator.” “Do something random,” he says. “Take advantage of the real world experiences that Fletcher has to offer through its faculty and peer group and your career path will expand tenfold.” Read more

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Mimi Alemayehou, Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corp
Mimi Alemayehou

Executive Vice President
Overseas Private Investment Corp.

At OPIC, we are balancing financial returns with environmental impact, social impact, and economic impact... So the broad curriculum I completed at Fletcher comes in handy. Read more.

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Manjula Dissanayake

Manjula Dissanayake


Founder, Educate Lanka Foundation, Inc.

Dissanayake was thousands of miles away from his home just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital, studying finance  and preparing for a job in investment banking, when the 2004 tsunami hit. Like many, though, he was shaken by the destruction and moved to help rebuild the human and physical capital of the struggling country. That inspiration led him to create a social enterprise dedicated to educate the underserved in Sri Lanka. That venture, now called Educate Lanka Foundation, Inc. Read more