1. The Master can explain the evolution over time of development concepts and theories in social sciences and in particular concepts and theories relating to development evaluation and management.
2. The Master can use these theories to analyse and explain divergences in development outcomes between countries and regions from a multidisciplinary perspective.
3. The Master is able to critically reflect upon tools and methods to analyse and conduct research, having achieved a basis in both qualitative and quantitative research whilst specializing in one of both.
4. The Master is able to process social science literature in development studies and more in particular social science literature related to development evaluation and management, i.e. critical reading, reporting, presenting and discussing in relevant fora.
5. The Master - both in personal and in group - is able to timely produce scientifically founded (policy) documents, literature reviews, papers and dissertations.
6. The Master is able to present and to debate scientifically founded (policy) documents, literature reviews, papers and dissertations in relevant fora.
7. Within the realm of development evaluation and management the Master is able to explore divergent policy alternatives and to discuss these with the aim of reaching workable outcomes.
8. The Master is able to work and discuss constructively within a multicultural environment composed of people with different affective, cognitive and behavioural orientations.
9. The Master is able to explain and understand the behaviour of donors and recipients in development processes.
10. The Master can explain the importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), is able to understand the importance of the organizational and political dimensions of M&E and is familiar with different M&E methodologies.
11. Depending on the chosen track the Master is able to assess the effect of national and international actors and social, political and economic factors on aid processes and outcomes OR is able to assess the effect of local and national actors and factors on inequality, poverty and well-being.