The School of Public Administration and Development Economics (SPADE)
SPADE is part of Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, which was founded in 2015 with a curriculum designed to enhance the social value of scholarship and its potential impact for the wider community. SPADE currently offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA), an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), and a Master of Development Economics (MDE). It also houses the Executive Education Excellence Center, which provides executive training programs for civil servants in the Qatari public sector.
The programs at SPADE equip students with skills, knowledge, and analytical tools in public affairs management, including policy-making and analysis. With its programs licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar, SPADE is also a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), an international association of graduate education programs in Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management.