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Economics (Cooperation and Human Development) MECOHD



Master in Economics (Cooperation and Human Development) MECOHD – The Network has worked to establish a new Master Program initiative, leaded by CISP, in Nairobi – Kenya. The  local partner institution is Kenyatta University, Nairobi. The other partners  are: the United Nation Development Program and the Tangaza College, Nairobi. The Master Program Curriculum  follows the general structure of the other Master courses of the network but with relevant differences due to local requirements. Added value are: a strong relationship with research activities; a consistent link with field experiences and CBOs; international seminars to be developed in parallel with the master course.

The Master course is targeted for 35 working students, and is developed in the evening classes and week ends. Scholarships are available.

STRUCTURE – Master in Economics (Cooperation and Human Development) MECOHD

The Master of Economics (Cooperation and Human Development) Programme has been developed and is delivered through collaborative efforts between Kenyatta University, School of Economics and the University of Pavia (Italy), together with their partners: Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) Italy, International Committee for Development of Peoples (CISP) Italy, Tangaza University College (TUC) Kenya and UNDP Kenya.

MECOHD is a programme designed to provide professional training to individuals seeking to deepen their competence and effectiveness in Cooperation and Development.

The duration of the programmes shall be a minimum of 18 months from the date of registration.


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The programme’s core curriculum integrates substantive knowledge spanning the disciplines of: Economics, Human Development, Project Design and Management. The programme also includes Project/Thesis which is meant to build the capacities of students to undertake research.

In addition students may undertake Field Training and Internships with Non-Governmental Organisations; International Organizations; Governmental Institutions; and Local Authorities on voluntary basis.



The programme will run for four semesters of 14 weeks with a total of 18 units being taken by a student. Each unit will be 35 hours giving a total of 630 taught class hours.


First Semester Units (175 taught class hours):

EET 800: Advanced Microeconomic Theory I

EES 811: Advanced Statistics

EAE 801: Development Theories and Strategies

EAE 840: International Economics for Development and Cooperation

EAE 844: International Cooperation Projects Design

Second Semester Units (175 taught class hours):

EET 802: Advanced Microeconomic Theory II

EET 801: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory IEAE 841: Human Development (HD) I: Conceptual Foundation and use of HD

ECO 800: Economic Research Methodology

EAE 845: International Cooperation Projects Implementation and Management

Third Semester Units (140 taught class hours):

EET 803: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory II

EAE 842: Human Development II – HD Policies

EAE 843: Cooperation for Development: Local Development Dimension

Elective Unit: (one Elective)

EAE 846: Disaster Preparedness/Management and Humanitarian Action

EAE 847: Climate Change and Development

EAE 848: Urban Development in Africa

EAE 849: Technology for Development

Fourth Semester Unit:

ECO 802: Research Project (Equivalent to Four units)

Field training and Internship (Voluntary)

The programme will run for four semesters of 14 weeks with a total of 18 units being taken by a student. Each unit will be 35 hours giving a total of 630 taught class hours.


Application forms can be obtained from Kenyatta University, Admissions Block, Office No. 12 or at the Regional Centres based in Nairobi, Embu, Nyeri, Mombasa, Nakuru or Kericho, Kisumu, Garissa, Marsabit and Kakamega or be downloaded from MECOHD website.


The entry requirements for masters’ programme are:

  • At least an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economics and Statistics, Economics and Finance, or any other relevant social science from Kenyatta University or any other recognized Institution.


  • A holder of a Lower Second Class degree in the stated disciplines with an average of at least grade ‘C’ in relevant subjects at advanced level or with 2 years relevant work experience


  • A holder of at least Lower Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in any other discipline with no economics and statistics background with relevant work experience, after successful completion of the Bridging Course for the Programme. (. Bridging Courses (Quantitative Methods Microeconomics, Macroeconomics) lasting 6 weeks.)

A fluent knowledge of spoken and written English, a standard computer literacy and a working or volunteering experience in cooperation and development field is a value added.


Scholarships are provided to selected students, according to specific criteria and to the budget available.


Amounts, deadlines and payment methods, please contact MECOHD:

Department of Applied Economics Kenyatta University

P.O Box 43844-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel. +254720750190/+254735055623


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Lecturers come from national Universities, from Universities of the network and from different local and international institutions.


Kenyatta University

Department of Applied Economics
P.O. Box 43844-00100 – Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254-0722602501/0738907074

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c/o Almo Collegio Borromeo
Piazza del Collegio Borromeo, 9
27100 Pavia – Italy
Phone: +39 0382 395504

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