The partner universities of the master programme are the following:
- Ethiopian Civil Service University (ECSU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- School of Public Administration and Development Management, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- FDRE Meles Zenawi Leadership Academy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa
- School of Public Management and Administration, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures au Gestion (CESAG), Dakar, Senegal
- Institut de la Gouvernance Territoriale (IGT) as well as Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion (FASEG), both Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal.