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The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) advances international development policy and practice worldwide through interdisciplinary approaches to graduate-level education, executive training, policy advising and research.

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The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) is a flexible interdisciplinary program that transforms the effectiveness of mid-career professionals working in policy making and public service worldwide.

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Our short-term executive education programs give international development professionals the opportunity to hone their skills and share best practices with our faculty and other experienced practitioners from around the world.

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Our faculty has been actively engaged in applied public policy reforms in over 40 countries. These advising activities enable DCID to link teaching, training and research to practical international development challenges.

The Duke Center for International Development(DCID) advances international development policy and practice worldwide through interdisciplinary approaches to graduate-level education, executive training, policy advising and research.

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Kairat Umarov Kazakhstan

Kairat Umarov, Kazakhstan’s ambassador to the United States, joined DCID for the graduation of seven officials from the 2015 program for the country’s Academy of Public... Explore this topic

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MIDP alumnus Sean Knierim

Sean Knierim (MIDP ’08), alumni speaker for Duke Sanford School of Public Policy’s 2015 master’s and PhD graduation ceremony, had originally planned to be an academic. He now works... Explore this topic

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MIDP Fellow Meirzhan Myrzaliyev and family in DC

Six MIDP fellows will be blogging about their internship experiences in Washington, D.C., Kenya, Geneva and India this summer.

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"The MIDP program allowed me to create my own path given my professional background and my future goals."
Janina Cuevas-Zuniga, MIDP 2014

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"If I hadn’t come to Duke, I would not have had the theoretical knowledge in development, social change or policy analysis that I needed when I went into the field."
Idrissa Kamara, MIDP 2002

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"I am grateful for the professional and academic opportunities that I have had thus far, and thanks to Duke’s IDP certification program, I believe that many more doors will open for me."
April Raphiou, IDP 2014

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"To me the International Taxation Program (of the MIDP) is exactly what I need as a tax policymaker in the future."
Partomuan Juniult, MIDP 2014

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