IHEDD Training


For information on the seminars and training offered by the IHEDD as well as for any custom organization request, please contact:

Institut des hautes études du développement durable (IHEDD)
63 boulevard François-Mitterrand, CS 50320
63009 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development ( Institut des Hautes Études du Développement Durable-IHEDD in French), is the training institute of the laboratory of excellence (Labex) IDGM+ "Initiative for Development and Global Governance" led by FERDI in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and the Centre for International Development Studies and Research (UMR, CNRS - UCA). The FERDI where IHEDD is located, is recognized as a "professional training organization". In 2022, it received Qualiopi certification.

The objective of the IHEDD is to respond to current issues on public development policies by using research results, in line with the programmes developed within the framework of the IDGM+ laboratory of excellence.

The IHEDD proposes an Economic Policy Management Masters programme (GPE), short training courses (on line or in classrooms), and tailor-made training courses on demand.

Higher education training courses

IHEDD’s themes bring together in a common project the international experts from North and South, comprising academics, senior officials, and leaders from major international, regional and national organisations working towards sustainable development.

… Based on challenging and suitable teaching

  • at the leading edge of information and new ideas on development policy issues,
  • based on field knowledge (comparative experiences, case studies),
  • preparing students to address the issues raised for the successful implementation of technical and managerial innovations,
  • with the help of innovative teaching approaches making appropriate use of distance learning through the dedicated platform of the IHEDD;
  • ensuring that students are followed up over time after the training.

… Dedicated to a diverse audience

The seminars and training courses at the IHEDD respond to a strong demand expressed by a varied audience of actors or analysts in international economic development, who are seeking to deepen their knowledge of public development policies.

… Various training formats

  • short cycles (one to two weeks) leading to the award of the "Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development" with a specific mention for each course;
  • long cycles of several months preparing for the award of specialised diplomas, and in partnership with the University of Clermont Auvergne, masters degrees;
  • tailor-made seminars in day or half-day formats.

La Ferdi est une fondation reconnue d’utilité publique (2003) qualifiée établissement d’enseignement supérieur privé.

La Ferdi est enregistrée auprès du Préfet de la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comme organisme de formation professionnelle conformément aux dispositions de l’article R 6351-6 du Code du travail sous le numéro 84 83 04 821 63.

La Ferdi est à l'écoute des personnes en situation de handicap, pour répondre à leurs besoins et leur offrir les meilleures conditions d'apprentissage. Nous invitons les personnes concernées à nous contacter.

Certification Qualité

La certification qualité a été délivrée au titre de la catégorie "Actions de formation" –


  • Investissement d'avenir
  • Initiative pour le développement et la gouvernance mondiale (IDGM)
  • Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)
  • Fondation pour les Études et recherches sur le développement international (Ferdi)
  • Centre d'études et de recherches sur le développement international (CERDI)
  • Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Université Clermont Auvergne
  • École d'économie Clermont Auvergne

Short training courses
The short-term training

IHEDD proposes short training courses linked to the research work of IDGM+.
For each theme, these training courses mobilize international experts from the North and the South, academic researchers or executives from the largest international, regional and national institutions working for sustainable development.
Students receive a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development.

Tailor-made training
View all training on request


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