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01. E-course : Diploma in Integrated Development (Dip. Int. Dev. )


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10. The Diploma in Integrated Development.


The e-course for the Diploma in Integrated Development (Dip.Int. Dev.) is an advanced specialisation course on the self-financing, ecological, sustainable, local development concepts promoted by NGO Stichting Bakens Verzet (Another Way) and partners. Anyone interested can follow the course, which is available without charge for independent students.  Diploma courses for students who want to qualify for the Diploma in Integrated Development itself  are, however,  subject to the payment of  tutor costs on a cost-recovery only basis.


The Course Plan for the Diploma in Integrated Development (Dip.Int. Dev.) calls for at least 504 hours of intensive study, covering 18 «study points» each expressing a value of about 28 hours of work. Each course activity shows its attributed academic value. Students should realise they may need much more than the minimum of 504 hours to complete their studies.


Just reading the course texts provides detailed information on all aspects of the principles and techniques involved in integrated development projects.


11. The Creative Commons Licence.


This work has been placed in the public domain under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 licence. It is available to all free of charge Under the licence terms NGO Stichting Bakens Verzet (Another Way) reserves the right to information on each project documentation prepared under the Model by third parties and on project execution. Where necessary, NGO Stichting Bakens Verzet (Another Way) also reserves the right to correct the project documentation free of charge, approve it, and at its own discretion to publish it on website for the benefit of the general public.




20. Studies without tutor support.


Study done without tutor support is free of all charge. It is subject neither to periodic control reports, nor  to block exams, nor to consolidated Section exams.  However, study without tutor support does not carry any right to the Diploma in Integrated Development (Dip. Int. Dev.) itself.  Only students following tutor-supported courses who successfully complete the course qualify for and are authorised to use the title Diploma in Integrated Development (Dip. Int. Dev.)


Independent students follow their own study rhythm without any limitation.


21. Studies without tutor support.: facultative application form.


We are very interested in receiving information on all those who decide to follow the course, even when this is done without tutor support. This is because we would like to know the country, region, province, district and project area involved in the course work. We can then create a statistical data-base on the applications of our Model. If asked to do so, we are interested in providing support for the drafting of students’ final project documentations and, later, for the execution of their individual projects.




30. Tutor-supported studies.


The tutor-supported course for the Diploma in Integrated Development (Dip.Int. Dev.) requires in principle a Master’s level university preparation.  The course is adapted to post-graduate studies in many sectors, including Administration, Agronomy, Development studies, Economics, Education, Engineering,  Environment, Finance,  Law, Local Development, Political Sciences, Sociology, Water and Sanitation, and Women’s Rights.  A special appeal is made to women students, as Women’s Rights and Women’s Participation play a leading role in the execution of projects drafted under the terms of the Model.


While the advanced level of the course has been stressed, no academic threshold is needed to accede to the course. Anyone may follow it on condition that he/she can read and write or that he/she have the services of a competent amanuensis with a good knowledge of the English language. A French version of the course is available for French-speakers. In some cases written work by tutor-supported students may, subject to the express agreement of Stichting Bakens Verzet, be accepted in a third language. In any case, a high level of reading knowledge of English (or French) is required, as most of the resources used are in English. In the French version of the course, some, but by no means all, of the texts are in French.


Successfully completed tutor-supported studies qualify students to receive and to use the title Diploma in Integrated Development (Dip.Int.Dev.)  An academic with the title Dip. Int. Dev.) has attained a level where he/she is able to train trainers for integrated development projects, coordinate integrated development at regional and/or national level, and operate University courses in Integrated Development, including a Faculty for Integrated Development Studies..


Tutor-supported studies are subject to periodic control reports, block exams and section exams to qualify for to access the following  phase of study. For obvious reasons, details of the exams are given to students when they sit their exams. The content of the exams is subject to systematic renewal and subject to a confidentiality agreement.


Studies for the Diploma in Integrated  Development (Dip. Int. Dev.) together carry a work-load of at least 504 hours. Students are free to follow their own working rhythm. Many students will need much more time than 504 hours. The time allowed for finalised, well-written exercises rarely exceeds 30 minutes per page, including study of resources and lateral analyses. Despite the extreme study pressure, students are expected to complete the course during a single academic year. Where necessary, they can negotiate an extension to the time for completing their courses. In that case, however, NGO Stichting Bakens Verzet (Another Way) and/or partners reserve the right to demand a supplementary payment to cover eventual variations in tutor costs.




NGO Stichting Bakens Verzet (Another Way) is a strictly non-profit institution. It makes its courses available to all free of charge under a  Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-Share Alike 3.0  licence and derives no economic benefit (profit) at all from the course for the Diploma in Integrated Development (Dip. Int. Dev.) followed by the students. Payments for professional tutor-supported courses cover just the reimbursement of the actual costs of tutorial support (on an average 100 tutor-hours for each student)  together with the real costs of course management.  


Professional courses for the title  Diploma in Integrated  Development (Dip. Int. Dev.) are subject to payment, being :


Basic tariff  : 5.000.

Price for OECD country students  : 5.000.

Price for students from emerging countries ( UNDP list) :  3.250.

Price for students from the least developed countries (UNDP list) :   1.500.


The average tariff , based on the hypothesis of an equal number of students from each of the three groups, is 3.250.  


Applying the bursaries expected:


OECD country students must raise on their own account : 5.000 less 50% (bursary at 2.500) =  2.500.

Emerging country students ( UNDP list) must raise on their own account  :   3.250 less 60%  (bursary at  1.950)   =  1.300.

Least developed country students ( UNDP list) must raise on their own account : € 1.500 less 90%  (bursary at 1.350)  =    150.


Since the course for the Diploma in Integrated Development is new, several years may be required for the organisation of bursary options. This means that in the meantime, students have the option to follow the course independently free of charge, or to raise the basic tariff for tutor-supported study themselves.


Should there be a higher number of tutor-supported students from least developed countries in relation to the other two groups, the tariffs will be modified so that at least 3.250  per student is available to Stichting Bakens Verzet to recover tutorship- and basic administration costs.  


First block: Poverty and quality of life.

Main index  for the Diploma in Integrated  Development  (Dip. Int. Dev.)

  Course chart.

 Technical aspects.

  Student's progress chart.

 List of key words.

 List of references.

Courses available.

Homepage Bakens Verzet


"Money is not the key that opens the gates of the market but the bolt that bars them."

Gesell, Silvio, The Natural Economic Order, revised English edition, Peter Owen, London 1958, page 228.


“Poverty is created scarcity.”

Wahu Kaara, point 8 of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, 58th annual NGO Conference, United Nations, New York 7th September 2005.


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