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PublPol 890: Special Topics - International Development, India

During the six-week program, two sets of courses are offered by the Duke University Graduate School as part of the three-credit PubPol890: Special Topics - International Development, India course. 

The courses are co-taught by professors from Duke University and the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur.  Course modules include: Concept and Theories of Development, Investigative Tools and Methods, Managing Development, Thematic Modules (including Migration, Health, Education, and Environment), and Professional Skills. 

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  • Development Theory and Analysis

    Professor Anirudh Krishna, Program Director, teaches a module of the Development Theory and Analysis course. Krishna is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, whose research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness.

During the course, the students will work on a culminating project proposal for their assigned NGO.  You can see a description of this assignment from our 2016 program here.

Development Theory and Analysis

Led by Sanford Professor of Public Policy Anirudh Krishna, this program helps students develop the conceptual and practical skills needed for researching and developing projects related to poverty reduction. Students will register for PUBPOL 890:  Special Topics – International Development, India. Successful completion of the course will earn 3 graduate course credits.

See course syllabus from the summer 2016 program here.

Management for Development 

This program helps students learn about the organizations that manage development programs and develop skills relevant to development management. In addition, there will be lectures on specific thematic areas – such as health, education, and the environment – given by experienced professionals from donor agencies, NGOs, and government departments.

See course syllabus from the summer 2016 program here.