Understanding Global   
Development Challenges


Training represents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base and skills of development practitioners and researchers.

ICID helps nurture a new generation of researchers and aspiring development practitioners by providing a sound training ground and supporting them in the initial steps of their careers in the area of development and international cooperation. ICID additionally provides advanced training to staff from Italian public and private institutions.

Within this framework, ICID offers a variety of training opportunities, including: PhD and Master courses, seminar and workshop series, student exchanges (involving institutions from both industrialized and less-industrialized countries), and research mentoring.

Find below some of ICID training opportunities and contact us learn more about them.



Summer School in Development Economics 

ICID organises the Summer School in Development Economics in Prato (Italy) in collaboration with the Monash Business School (Australia) and with the Universities of Verona, Salerno, and Trento. The Summer School, held in English, provides PhD students, post‐docs, and junior faculty members with mentoring and exposure to cutting‐edge empirical and theoretical research in development economics.

Master in Development Economics and International Co-operation
Univeristy of Rome Tor Vergata

The Master (MESCI), taught in English, is a one year international Master (M2 level) programme in development economics and international cooperation at the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. ICID teaches two ad hoc modules on child labor and migration  respectively, equipping students with an in-depth understanding of these challenging development issues.


Master in Economics 
Department of Economics and Finance - University of Rome Tor Vergata

The Master in Economics is a one-year graduate program, entirely in English, designed to provide the analytical and quantitative skills that are needed for a successful career as a professional economist.
ICID provides intensive training to students who want to pursue a PhD in Economics, Econometrics or Finance in a leading research university.


Towards Sustainable Migration

Coping with large migration flows in low income and middle income countries

The recent past has seen large movements of migrants and refugees, and the number of international migrants has reached an all-time high. The majority of refugees are currently hosted in low- and middle- income countries. Moreover, refugees and migrants stay in host countries for prolonged periods, as crises are protracted and migrants seldom return home soon after displacement.

Hosting countries, therefore, face the challenge of addressing the needs of a large flow of refugees over a long period of time. In this report, we focus on the challenges that low- and middle- income countries face in dealing with large flows of refugees and migrants and, especially, on the interventions that can support their efforts in providing refugees with access to social protection. In particular, we review different approaches to the provision of social protection in response to large flows of refugees and migrants, with particular attention to the integration between emergency and development approaches and to the integration with hosting communities.

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ICID - CEIS - AICS Conference on International Development

The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), the Centre for Economic and International Studies (CEIS) and The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, are jointly organizing a conference on International Development.

ICID–SITES –IFAD Conference on International Development

The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), The Italian Development Economists Association (SITES/IDEAS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are jointly organizing a conference on international development.

Media e flussi migratori. Giornalisti e operatori insieme per applicare la Carta di Roma

Un corso di formazione continua per giornalisti a cura dell’Italian Centre for International Development con il supporto dell’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo e con l'Associazione Carta di Roma con l'obiettivo di ampliare le competenze necessarie a parlare del fenomeno migratorio in maniera corretta.