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The Public Policy and Development Masters program: applications are still open !

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The PPD - Public Policy and Development Masters Program is co-accredited by the EHESS, the ENS-PSL, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. It is also co-funded by the IRD and the Cepremap.

PPD in a few words

The social demand for the quantitative evaluation of public policies is rising. Demand for more precise evaluation is seen everywhere and at all levels of society - central and local administrations, firms, civil society - in advanced or developing countries as well as in international organizations.

In this context, PSE has created in 2008 the Public Policy and Development Masters program (PPD). The PPD master is a two-year research-based training program. It prepares students to become experts in designing, analyzing and evaluating public policies in both developed and developing countries. It combines rigorous training in analytical and quantitative economic methods with an emphasis on both policy and practice.

Once graduated, half of PPD students go on into a PhD program, mostly at PSE. The other half enter a professional career. 95% of them secure a job even before the dissertation defense, and work in international organizations (the European Commission, OECD, UN agencies, WTO, etc.), development agencies (World Bank, AFD, etc.), public administration, research labs, NGOs and the private sector (banks, consultancy).


  • Applications for the Public Policy and Development master (PPD) are open until March 8th, 2023 on the specific website
  • The admission results will be available between the 21st and the 28th of April 2023 by email and/or via the applications platform.
  • Contact: master-ppd at

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