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Master of Arts in International Development Policy - Law and Development

Master of Arts in International Development Policy - Law and Development

  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) is a unique, flexible interdisciplinary degree program that trains mid-career professionals who plan to dedicate their careers to policy-making and public service in and for developing countries. The mission of the master’s program in international development policy is to provide top-quality, personalized education targeted to students’ international development policy goals and interests. The program equips graduates to make contributions to social, political and economic development efforts worldwide. As an MIDP fellow, you will enjoy personalized career advising and professional development services. The Duke Center for International Development at the Sanford School is dedicated to supporting fellows as they refine their professional skills, connect with colleagues and organizations that will enhance their professional network, and apply their creativity and passion to the most pressing needs of their country or region. Should you attend the program, you will become part of a network of MIDP alumni in more than 65 countries, working with international development agencies, in the private sector, or as government and NGO leaders to advance the field of sustainable international development. Law and Development The Law and Development concentration is concerned with the intersection of formal and informal law (including informal arrangements that actually govern outcomes), with the broad field of development. Topics past fellows have taken an interest in include the law of “doing business,” good governance, rule of law, “the rules of the game,” rights-based approaches to development, J4P (justice for the poor), and legal empowerment. The curriculum is flexible and will be tailored to encompass the development tools and legal frameworks that most complement each fellow’s previous experience and future aspirations.