Programme overview

Period Courses

6-17 Mar 2017 (cohort 2017)

5-16 Mar 2018 (cohort 2018)

Specialisation Courses: A selection of two courses out of four choices. The choice options will change over time, depending on available staff. In 2016, the choice options were 1) Comparative Political Economy, 2) Growth Empirics, 3) Firms in a globalized world and 4) Poverty measurement and basic Social Protection strategies

Presentation of the initial research idea and discussion of research possibilities, to the GPAC2 cohort and institute staff

Research Skills: an introduction to STATA, Zotero, and literature search techniques., Introduction to the GPAC2 individual coaching trajectory

Introduction to the MGSoG / UNU-MERIT research community


6-17 Jun 2016 (cohort 2016)

6-16 Jun 2017 (cohort 2017)
(note Monday 5 jun 2017 is
holiday in The Netherlands)

4-15 June 2018 (cohort 2018)

Basic course 2: Quantitative Research Methods

Basic course 3: Research Design (qualitative and quantitative design choices)

Presentation and Discussion of the research proposals, to the GPAC2 cohort and institute staff

Research skills,: statistical analysis with STATA and Giving and Receiving feedback


2-13 Nov 2015 (cohort 2015)

7-18 Nov 2016 (cohort 2016)

6-17 Nov 2017 (cohort 2017)

5-16 Nov 2018 (cohort 2018)

Basic Course 4: Qualitative Research Methods

Specialisation Courses: A selection of two courses out of four choices. The choice options will change over time, depending on available staff. In 2016, the choice options were 1) Multilevel Governance, 2) Impact Evaluation, 3) Economics of Innovation and 4): Innovation systems and innovation policy

Discussion of the research proposals

Presentation and Discussion of the research proposals, to the GPAC2 cohort and institute staff

Research skills: qualitative analysis software Atlas TI


Jan-Feb 2017 (cohort 2016)

Jan-Feb 2018 (cohort 2017)

Jan-Feb 2019 (cohort 2018)

Submission of final research proposal

Written comments and admission decision to GPAC² year 2


Higher year cohort

20-24 Jun 2016
21-25 Nov 2016
19-23 Jun 2017
20-24 Nov 2017
18-22 Jun 2018
19-23 Nov 2018

Research workshop, including presentations and discussions, progress meetings, master classes and keynote lectures, coaching and skills development