DCID has developed strong relationships with international organizations, foundations, government agencies, and professional networks all over the globe. These unique partnerships allow us to engage and support incoming students through scholarships and fellowships, and allow our faculty and staff to remain on the cutting edge of international development policy and practice. 

Scholarship Partners

The MIDP program has established agreements with several foundations, governments, and other entities to provide scholarships to qualified admitted fellows. Click here to see these partners. 

Academic Partners


Universiti of Brunei Darussalam – DCID has collaborated on the development of a Master’s Program in Public Policy and Management at the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam and Duke University.


Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training, Indian Administrative Services – The purpose of this program is to offer selected mid-career participants in the Indian Administrative Services (IAS and other Allied Services) the chance to study in the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program toward a one-year master’s degree.

Government of Uttar Pradesh – The Department of Appointment and Personnel of the Government of Uttar Pradesh selected DCID to design and deliver mid-career training of provincial civil service officers.


Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia – In partnership with the University of Indonesia, Duke University enables selected Indonesian students to acquire two degrees during a two-year period of study: a Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) from Duke University and a Master of Science in Economics (MSE) from the University of Indonesia.


Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – DCID admits qualified APA graduate students to the 30 credit degree (one year) and two-year MIDP programs. The collaboration also covers research and consulting, the design of various short-term executive and professional training programs, and the mutual hosting of faculty members as visiting scholars.

Regional Hub of Civil Service – The agreement outlines opportunities for collaboration on educational and research activities, seminars and academic meetings, exchange of academic materials and publications, and short-term academic and executive programs.


Korea Development Institute – DCID provides services to the KDI School to provide advanced graduate-level training to selected mid-career participants in the school’s various master’s degree programs through the Global Master’s Program (GMP). GMP is a special KDI School program for Korean central/local government officials and private sector mid-level managers.

Government of the Republic of Korea – This training program for selected Korean government officials was developed through mutual cooperation between DCID and the Personnel Bureau at Mogaha, Korea. The program, known as the 1+1 Matching Program, pairs a first-year certification program with a second-year work placementThe program offers selected students the chance to study international development management, economics, public policymaking, and other related areas and to obtain a certificate or master’s degree.

Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security – DCID collaborates with IFANS to provide advanced graduate-level training to selected mid-career participants from IFANS. The fellows can either enroll in the regular two-year MIDP or the one-year MIDP program if candidates have already had one year of graduate studies at IFANS or another appropriate university.

Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University – This agreement enables students to acquire two degrees: a Master of International Development Policy at DCID and a Master of Public Administration from Seoul National University. Students will complete one year of study at GSPA and one year at Duke University in the MIDP program.


Tanzania Revenue Authority – DCID provides advanced graduate level training to mid- to senior-level officers of the TRA selected by the TRA for admission to the Master of International Development Policy Program.

Research and Engagement Partners

Oxfam America: In 2018, DCID signed a partnership agreement with Oxfam America. The collaboration includes guest lectures and visiting practitioners, internship and Master’s project opportunities, and joint research between Duke and Oxfam America experts.

RTI International: DCID has worked with RTI on the joint Duke-RTI Professors and Practitioners in Conversation Series, and DCID and Sanford faculty frequently collaborate with RTI researchers on specific research projects. DCID is the host of the Duke-RTI scholar in residence. 

Society for International Development: DCID is a member of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society for International Development.

Devex:  Devex is a social enterprise and media platform for the global development community. Devex aims to connect and inform development, health, humanitarian, and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding & career opportunities in international development. DCID is an organizational member of Devex 

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