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Adding your courses
To our knowledge is the only dedicated international directory to courses in International Development and Humanitarian Aid, featuring in-depth course information relevant to both students and practitioners.

We aim to develop this site into a key resource, and will be spending most of 2006 further enhancing and marketing the website. We hope this will result in a vibrant and extensive online community. Training Providers are invited to market their courses to a large yet highly-targeted audience at minimal cost. We hope this section answers your questions regarding adding courses, however please don't hesitate to get in touch with any other queries. You can email us at:



Any course that has a discernable focus on, or relevance to international development and humanitarian aid can be included in the directory. We welcome all courses ranging from short to degree level courses, held in any country. If you’re unsure please get in touch.


Option A
Inclusion is free of charge on condition that you link back to our site. This link can be placed on any of your development-related webpages.

Option B
If you are unable, or simply prefer not to link back to our site, we would kindly ask you to donate a minimum of £100 per year to our initiative. Donations can be made by clicking the "DONATE" button on the left hand side of this page.

Terms of Inclusion

In order for this resource to serve its purpose as well as possible, the course details you provide must be maintained so as to be accurate, complete, and up to date. It is therefore the Training Providers responsibility, and in the interests of all those using the site, to assure the quality of their course entries. Our team is happy to assist you should you have any queries.

Practical Steps

1 Sign-up for a regular membership

Registration takes less than 1 minute. Make sure to visit the link provided by the validation email that you receive a few minutes after registering.
2 Request an Institutional Membership
Email us from your organisation's email account to request institutional membership at: Once we receive your request, we will setup your Institutional Member account, and email you to confirm when it is ready. Together with your request, please attach the following so that we may setup your account:

  • Contact Details
    Please include the full contact details for your organisation, including name, address, email and telephone number.
  • Your Logo
    The logo should ideally be 150 pixels wide and in .jpg or .png file format. If you don't have the right sizes and formats to hand, just send them anyway and we will convert them as needed.

  • General Profile Text
    This is the your university profile or organisation's profile. We add General Profiles when setting up your account, and you will need to email us should you wish to change them later on. The profiles that you can edit directly are the departmental profiles for universities, and more specifically training-related information for other organisations.

  • Membership Statement
    Please provide a short quotable statement about what you think of the Studying Development initiative, and why you chose to add your courses to the directory. Your quote is posted on the homepage together with your logo and links to your courses when you first join. An example can be seen on the right hand column on the homepage.

3 Login to add your School/Institute/… profile & courses
Once you receive the above email, you can add your profile and courses. Once you are ready to publish any of your courses please notify us by email and we will review and approve them.
4 Allow us to review & approve your additions

The review process takes less than 2 days, but varies depending on the quantity submitted. We will often be able to review and publish your courses within the day.
5 Publish & Revise your profile & courses whenever needed

Revise your profile and course descriptions anytime to keep them up to date.

Download Detailed Instructions
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Latest Institutional Member

University of Manchester

Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester


"IDPM's objective is to promote social and economic development, particularly within lower-income countries and for disadvantaged groups, by enhancing the capabilities of individuals and organisations through education, training, consultancy, research and policy analysis. We see The Studying Development website initiative as an excellent means of promoting these goals."

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