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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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Investment appraisal in Paraguay

Faculty conducted a two-week training program on Integrated Appraisal and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the Central Bank of Paraguay. Thirty participants from the bank and... Explore this topic

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DCID Annual Report

The report outlines all of the activities - including post-graduate education, executive training, events, policy advising and research - in which DCID was involved during the 2014-... Explore this topic

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Dhakal in Tanzania

D.N.S. Dhakal, the first person from Bhutan to earn a Ph.D., has helped train more than 500 officials in project appraisal at DCID and has conducted cost-benefit analysis of... Explore this topic

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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

Alumni

"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

Alumni

"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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