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.


"Moving upstream the “relevant” migration frontier. Strategic priorities to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity"

Laura Frigenti* and Furio C. Rosati**

Migration is one of the most pressing issues on the international political agenda. Despite its current immediate emergency, however, migration is the result of long-term factors and very likely to last for many decades ahead. This calls for a new and more integrated approach to international migration, deeply rooted in sound empirical evidence of the complex dynamics driving people global mobility and emphasizing the key role of countries of origin as the centre of gravity of current and future migration policies and interventions to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity for both origin and destination economies.

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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.