The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) released its 2015-16 Annual Report this month. The report outlines all of the activities – including post-graduate education, executive training, events, publications, policy advising and research – in which DCID was involved during the academic year. This year, DCID trained 71 fellows in its Master of International Development Policy program, 98 government officials in its annual open enrollment summer programs, and more than 350 officials through its customized executive education programs.
Its faculty also advised policymakers in a variety of countries and published articles, reports and books in subjects including the World Health Organization’s violation of standards in the care of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients, strengthening domestic revenue mobilization in developing countries, and the relationship between economic development and inter-group violence. In addition, the center hosted speakers such as Steven Radelet, former chief economist for the United States Agency for International Development (DCID), and Steve Killelea, founder and executive chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace.
This year, Francis Lethem stepped down from his role as DCID director after nearly a decade in the role. DCID announced in April that Indermit Gill, director for development policy in the Office of the Chief Economist at the World Bank, will take the helm in October 2016. Lethem will continue to serve on the teaching faculty as professor emeritus.