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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. Learn more.

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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. Learn more.

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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. Learn more.

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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Jiangsu education officials

DCID welcomed 20 officials from the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in China on Monday, Dec. 1, for a two-week program on management and innovation in higher education.... Explore this topic

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Dean Kelly Brownell and DCID Director Francis Lethem sign agreement with Seoul National University

Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, signed a memorandum of understanding Friday, Nov. 21, with Seoul National University in South Korea.... Explore this topic

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Urban Poverty workshop

In the developing world, there has been a massive population shift from rural to urban areas, and cities have become centers of huge inequalities in income, housing conditions and... 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

Alumni

"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

"The best thing about the program is the diversity. I learned something from the courses, as can be expected, but I also learned really great things from my friends."
Muhsin Atci, MIDP 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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