Each summer the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) offers on-campus and online training programs for mid-level and senior professionals in areas such as public finance, budgeting, project appraisal and tax policy.

In-Person Programs


Project Appraisal and Risk Management (PARM)

Gain the knowledge and tools needed to conduct project and program appraisal.

Learn about PARM

Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting (TARF)

Learn how to analyze key tax policy issues and implement successful tax system reforms.

Learn about TARF

Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management (PFD)

Develop the knowledge required to initiate fiscal decentralization policy and administrative reforms. 

Learn about PFD

Online Programs


Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programs (M&EDP)

Learn the key steps and analytical tools to design and monitor programs and develop an analytical framework to evaluate their performance and outcomes.

Learn about M&EDP

Behavioral Economics

Develop your understanding of human decision-making, biases and communication. Explore how behavioral insights can help you better understand and address development challenges.

Learn about BE

Who Should Participate

Our programs have been specially designed for professionals at government ministries and public enterprises, banks (private and public) and financial institutions, investment analysis agencies, international development agencies, individual and corporate investment firms, business and consulting firms, and public-private partnerships, among others.

By Program

Professionals interested in learning about behavioral economics principles and applying them to real world issues.

Professionals working in finance, economics, law, government administration or other related fields. 

Public sector managers, planners, program analysts, accountants and auditors in ministries responsible for finance and economic planning, as well as sector ministries and field agencies engaged in planning, implementation and evaluation of development programs. The content is also beneficial for professionals in NGOs, development banks and donor agencies.

Professionals working in finance, economics, accounting, taxation, management, engineering or other related fields. It is for people who design, appraise, select, negotiate or finance projects, and for those who are interested in the financial, economic and social impacts of these projects.

Professionals working in tax policy, tax administration, economics, finance, accounting, management or other related fields.



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