The Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Poverty Analysis is a part time one year programme delivered through distance learning coupled with short term intensive training workshops. It places specific emphasis on developing capabilities for research and applied policy analysis on poverty issues.
- To enhance research capabilities for policy analysis with explicit focus on poverty, vulnerability and socioeconomic security
- To to enhance the quality and effectiveness of policies concerned with poverty reduction and protection of the poor.
The programme is jointly delivered and managed by the three institutions, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) in partnership with the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, The Netherlands, where ISS is the Postgraduate Diploma awarding institution.
The PGD programme is being supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the UN Joint Programme on Capacity Strengthening for Development Management (JP4).