The objectives of the programe are:
a) Build the capacity of development practitioners at the PH.D level to engage in academic, research and development institutions.
b) Enhance and promote research capabilities and skills of development researchers.
c) Enhance and develop data collection classification and analysis methods and find workable solutions for the development problems of Sudan
d) To empower employees at their post with the effective tools of field research.
e) Documentation and dissemination of development experiences through PH.D. Thesis in development studies.
f) To raise capabilities of the national institutions in the field of development, strategies, policies and programmes.