MECOHD_Master of Economics, Cooperation and Human Development


Master of Economics, Cooperation and Human Development (MECOHD) is a part-time Post Graduate Program, designed to provide professional training to individuals seeking to deepen their competence and effectiveness in the development processes.
It 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. The programme also includes Project/Thesis.

Delivery of the courses integrates presentations, seminars and conferences organized together with the partners. All the programme activities are open to interaction and dialogue. The program has its own specificity in trying to meet the needs of local geographical and socio political contexts, tackling and deepening understanding on the main issues of concern in the field of cooperation and development.


To equip learners with knowledge and skills for measurement and analysis of economic phenomena including human development, project design and management, resource mobilization and cooperation for development in a dynamic world.


The target groups include but not limited to:

Government officials interested in expanding their knowledge in the specified areas
Individuals interested in jobs in areas of development with International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs)
Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
Faith Based Organizations (FBOs)
Local Governments
Workers in other organizations wishing to refresh and deepen their knowledge.


A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Economics and Statistics or Economics and Finance, or a relevant Social Science from a recognized University


A holder of a Lower Second Class degree in the stated disciplines from a recognized university with two (2) years relevant work experience.


A holder of at least Lower Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in any other discipline, with relevant work experience, with no economics and statistics background, after successful completion of Bridging Course for the Program.

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.


Graduates of this program are awarded a Master of Economics (Cooperation and Human Development) Degree. The duration of the program is a minimum of 18 months from the date of registration. The Program consists of course work, examinations, internship and research project.

The Program is offered evening (5.30pm – 8.30pm) and weekend (Saturday) classes.


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


Kenyatta University City Campus, Nairobi-Kenya.


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