The Duke Center for International Development has developed strong relationships with international organizations, foundations, government agencies, and professional networks all over the globe. These unique partnerships provide engagement and scholarship opportunities for Sanford School of Public Policy students and allow our faculty and staff to remain on the cutting edge of international development policy and practice.

Research and Engagement Partners


DCID works with the Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) as part of its network of university affiliated scholars and development experts worldwide providing technical and scientific expertise to USAID.


The Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) is an active network of scholars in political science and related fields who are working at the forefront of Southeast Asian studies in North America.


DCID is a member of the U.S. chapter of the Society for International Development, an international network founded in 1957 to serve as a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social and political development. 


DCID is an organizational member of Devex, 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 and career opportunities in international development. 


DCID's collaboration with Oxfam America includes guest lectures and visiting practitioners, internship and master’s program project opportunities, and joint research between Duke and Oxfam experts. 


DCID is an associate partner for the PACES project, which aims to encourage migration policymakers to adopt migration science as the basis for migration policymaking.

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. 

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 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. 

The Coverdell Fellowship Program at Duke is in partnership with United States Peace Corps and serves MIDP and MPP students. To be eligible, one must be a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV). Fellows use the skills they developed working abroad to complete community service internships for local, underserved communities during the academic year.

Scholarship Partners 

The Master of International Development Policy program has established agreements with several foundations, governments and other entities to provide funding to qualified admitted students. Learn more about our scholarships.