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Leah Plati

Programme Officer (MA) Programme Manager (Short Courses)

Leah Has over 13 years’ experience in the development sector, working within the fields of project management, operations management and business planning & implementation. She has a post graduate certificate in education and is an APMP qualified project manager.

Since 2017 Leah has managed the IDS professional development short course programme at IDS.

Our Specialist Short Courses currently on offer:

Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice – From 12 June 2023 until 16 June 2023

Rethinking Accountability Strategies for a Changing World – From 23 January 2023 until 20 February 2023

Making Trade Policy Inclusive (Online) – From 1 March 2023 until 31 March 2023

Pathways to Sustainability (Online) – From 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2026

Social Protection: A Primer (Online) – From 30 June 2020 until 28 February 2023

Pastoralism and Uncertainty (Online) – From 24 June 2020 until 1 December 2023

Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation – From 16 January 2023 until 20 January 2023








Ebola: Lessons for development

IDS researchers argue that there is an urgent need to look beyond the immediate, on-the-ground concerns of disease control and containment to consider the bigger and broader questions about international development.

Leah Plati’s recent work

Past Event

Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence

This course enables participants to expand their knowledge base of approaches to social protection, develop an understanding of the challenges in designing and implementing social protection programmes, and critically assess current evidence of what works in social protection.

From 25 June 2018 until 28 June 2018

Past Event

Development Economics for Non-Economists

This unique course offers a stimulating, interactive, and entertaining introduction to the world of development economics.

From 15 January 2018 until 19 January 2018