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Our Partners

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. 



Featured Partners

DCID Partners






Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program - The Rangel Program, which aims to attract and prepare outstanding U.S. citizens for careers in the Foreign Service, selects 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program - The Payne Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding U.S. citizens who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

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

RTI International - DCID works with RTI on the joint Duke-RTI Professors and Practitioners in Conversation Series, which brings together professors and practitioners to discuss common topics and issues. Past themes include “Youth and Social Change” and “Food Security in the Face of Climate Change.”

U.S. Peace Corps - DCID cooperates with the Peace Corps to host a Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows program for selected RPCVs who have satisfactorily completed their Peace Corps training and service overseas. This program provides financial aid for the Master of International Development Policy program in exchange for local community service work. Duke also hosts Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows programs in the MPP and MBA programs.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Yellow Ribbon Program) - In partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Duke University and the Master of International Development Policy program offer tuition fellowships to eligible veterans.

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


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COLFUTURO - In cooperation with the Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia (COLFUTURO), DCID provides a joint graduate loan-scholarship program to talented Colombian students wishing to pursue the Master of International Development Policy at DCID.


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.


Fundación Guatefuturo - In cooperation with Guatefuturo, DCID provides a joint graduate loan-scholarship program to talented Guatemalan students wishing to pursue the Master of International Development Policy at DCID.


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.

Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) - The LPDP provides funding for recipients of the Indonesia Education Scholarship to study in MIDP. The scholarship is designed to fund master’s and Ph.D. programs for qualified Indonesian students in order to prepare the country’s future leaders.


IDEAS (Institute of Developing Economies) - IDEAS has a long-term relationship with DCID in which the graduates under its one-year program add another year abroad at Duke University to obtain their master’s degrees.


Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - DCID admits qualified APA graduate students to the 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.

Bolashak Program - DCID has fostered a relationship with the Bolashak Program, which brings qualified Kazakh students to Duke University and the MIDP program. The Bolashak program is designed to train future Kazakh leaders in economics, public policy, science, engineering, medicine and other key fields. The scholarship was established in 1993 by the President of Kazakhstan and is extremely competitive. It offers full coverage of all study-related costs.

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.


Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) - In partnership with ITAM, DCID provides skilled specialists to conduct four out of six modules of the International Tax Program.

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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 placement. The 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 master’s degree program in international development policy (MIDP) or the one-year MIDP program under which 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.


Open Society Foundations - The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities

The World Bank - The Master of International Development Policy program is listed as a preferred program under the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program. This program does not focus on a specific region, group, hosting institution or country, or field of study. The only major restrictions are that scholars return home to contribute to the development of their country upon graduation.

Organization of American States - Duke University is a member of the Organization of American States’ Consortium of Universities. The OAS Academic Scholarship program provides educational opportunities in the Americas and awards scholarships each year for research and undergraduate and graduate studies, both attendance-based and distance education.

Rotary International - The joint Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is one of six Rotary Peace Center partner universities worldwide. Fellows selected to study at the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center will enroll either at Duke’s Master of International Development Policy program, or in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's master’s programs under various relevant departments and schools.