Masters Dissertations

Printed and bound copies of recent theses and dissertations are available on the 3rd floor, older print copies may be requested from the Library Retrieval System.

Recent theses and dissertations are available online with the author's permission in Scholar Works.

DV410 and MY410 together provide students a coordinated introduction to research design and a selection of research methods used in development research.

The objective is to enable students to conduct independent research, to assess the methods used to generate evidence, and to critically assess the quality and validity of research analysis and findings in development research and policy.

These offer a useful guide to current students on how to prepare and write a high calibre dissertation. : A Review of Conditionality Compliance Mechanisms on School Attendance Under Conditional Cash Transfer Programs Jonathan Rothwell Best Dissertation Prize African Development 2018-LD (PDF) A Feminist Perspective On Burundi's Land Reform Ladd Serwat Best Overall Performance African Development 2018-KL (PDF) Decentralisation: Road to Development or Bridge to Nowhere?

Estimating the Effect of Devolution on Infrastructure Spending in Kenya Kurtis Lockhart Best Dissertation Prize and Mayling Birney Prize for Best Overall Performance Development Management 2018-OS (PDF) From Accountability to Quality: Evaluating the Role of the State in Monitoring Low-Cost Private Schools in Uganda and Kenya Oceane Suquet Mayling Birney Prize for Best Overall Performance Development Management 2018-LN (PDF) Water to War: An Analysis of Drought, Water Scarcity and Social Mobilization in Syria Lian Najjar Best Dissertation Prize International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies 2018-IS (PDF) “As devastating as any war”?

Leah Henderson Joint Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation Development Studies 2013-BM (PDF) Estimating incumbency advantages in African politics: Regression discontinuity evidence from Zambian parliamentary and local government elections.

Bobbie Macdonald Excellent Dissertation and Best Overall Performance Development Studies WP145 (PDF) Is History Repeating Itself?

The Division of Graduate Studies sets the Thesis / Dissertation / Written Creative Work / Music Composition guidelines and procedures.Masters dissertations from University of Plymouth students which have been released by the Faculty to the Library.Items in this community are available only to University of Plymouth staff and students.Momchil Petkov Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Studies 2014-TC (PDF) Democracy to Decline: do democratic changes jeopardize economic growth?Thomas Coleman Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Management 2014-AK (PDF) Intercultural Bilingual Education: the role of participation in improving the quality of education among indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico.Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Management 2015-MM (PDF) Who Bears the Burden of Bribery? Kilian Koffi Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation African Development 2015-GM (PDF) Forgive and Forget? Gemma Mehmed Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies (IDHE) 2015-AS (PDF) From Sinners to Saviours: How Non-State Armed Groups use service delivery to achieve domestic legitimacy.Anthony Sequeira Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation and Best Overall Performance International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies (IDHE) 2014-NS (PDF) Anti-Corruption Agencies: Why Do Some Succeed and Most Fail? Nicolai Schulz Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Studies 2014-MP (PDF) International Capital Flows and Sudden Stops: a global or a domestic issue?: Discursive trends and policy-making in aid to Central America’s Northern Triangle Isabella Shraiman Best Overall Performance International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies 2017-AR (PDF) Humanitarian Reform and the Localisation Agenda: Insights from Social Movement and Organisational Theory Alice Robinson Winner of the Prize for Best Overall Performance International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies (IDHE) 2017-ACY (PDF) The Hidden Costs of a Successful Developmental State: Prosperity and Paucity in Singapore Agnes Chew Yunquian Winner of the Prize for Best Overall Performance Development Managament 2017-HK (PDF) Premature Deindustrialization and Stalled Development, the Fate of Countries Failing Structural Transformation?Helen Kirsch Winner of the Best Dissertation in Programme Development Studies 2017-HZ (PDF) ‘Bare Sexuality’ and its Effects on Understanding and Responding to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)Heather Zimmerman Winner of the Best Dissertation in Programme International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies (IDHE) 2017-KT (PDF) Is Good Governance a Magic Bullet?Examining Good Governance Programmes in Myanmar Khine Thu Winner of the Best Dissertation in Programme Development Managament 2017-NL (PDF) Persistent Patronage?The Downstream Electoral Effects of Administrative Unit Creationin Uganda Nicholas Lyon Winner of the Best Dissertation in Programme African Development 2016-MV (PDF) Contract farming under competition: exploring the drivers of side selling among sugarcane farmers in Mumias Milou Vanmulken Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation Development Management 2016-JS (PDF) Resource Wealth and Democracy: Challenging the Assumptions of the Redistributive Model Janosz Schäfer Winner of the Prize for Best Overall Performance Development Studies 2016-LK (PDF) Shiny Happy People: A study of the effects income relative to a reference group exerts on life satisfaction Lajos Kossuth Winner of the Prize for Best Overall Performance Development Studies 2015-MP (PDF) "Corruption by design" and the management of infrastructure in Brazil: Reflections on the Programa de Aceleração ao Crescimento - PAC.

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