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The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) advances international development policy and practice worldwide through interdisciplinary approaches to graduate-level education, executive training, policy advising and research.

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The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) is a flexible interdisciplinary program that transforms the effectiveness of mid-career professionals working in policy making and public service worldwide.

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Our short-term executive education programs give international development professionals the opportunity to hone their skills and share best practices with our faculty and other experienced practitioners from around the world.

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Our faculty has been actively engaged in applied public policy reforms in over 40 countries. These advising activities enable DCID to link teaching, training and research to practical international development challenges.

The Duke Center for International Development(DCID) advances international development policy and practice worldwide through interdisciplinary approaches to graduate-level education, executive training, policy advising and research.

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Steven Radelet The Great Surge

Steven Radelet, former chief economist for USAID, argues that the last 25 years have seen unprecedented progress for the world's poor in his book, The Great Surge: The Ascent of the... Explore this topic

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Indermit Gill

Indermit Gill, director for development policy in the Office of the Chief Economist at the World Bank, will take the helm as director of DCID on Oct. 1. His pioneering work includes... Explore this topic

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Natalia Mirovitskaya

The book, Military Missions in Democratic Latin America by David Pion-Berlin, examines through case studies how Latin American militaries can contribute productively to non... Explore this topic

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"[The MIDP] will help me communicate more effectively with commission members and have a broader perspective of the education system. My time at Duke was a great experience, both personally and professionally."
MIDP alum elected to accreditation commission in Chile

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"I made so many friends from different countries and different backgrounds. It’s not just about the coursework; it’s also about the interaction."
Gaukhar Kizatolla, MIDP '15, Kazakhstan

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