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Alejandro Weber is now a partner and senior director with a consulting firm that focuses on strategy and institutional capacity. He is based in Santiago, Chile.

MIDP   2017   news added August 2017

Joshua Cootware is now a consultant with impl. project, an international non-profit that focuses on community led, data-driven solutions for international development and stability. 

MIDP   2017   news added January 2018

Jennie Davis recently participated in the MIT Beyond Food Bootcamp, a week-long intensive entrepreneurship course focused on solving the world's problem on food, nutrition, and health. The experimental sessions took place in Hsinchu, Taiwan with 45 other students from all over the world. Each day, the group worked on the building blocks of starting a business from finding a problem, business models, social entrepreneurship, and finding a solution. Her team created a prototype called MySeedStory, a learning tool for children to grow their food and to capture their moments. They are still in the planning phase and reaching out to potential investors on how to get it to market and for funding. 

MIDP   2017   news added October 2017

As part of his masters project, Tyler Gamble ran an experiment based on behavioral economics to get more people to pay their taxes on time in Guilford County, N.C., with help from Ryan Smith MPP'14. Watch a video about the project here.

MPP   2017   news added August 2017

Joshua Cootware and his wife, Ashley, welcomed a son, Maximus "Max" Alfred Cootware in August. 

MIDP   2017   news added August 2017

Idrissa Kanu returned to his pre-Duke job as director of Revenue and Tax Policy in the Ministry of Finance in Sierra Leone and received a pay raise of more than 30 percent.

MIDP   2017   news added September 2017

Suresh Kumar Nair is now Private Secretary to the Minister of Urban Development.

MIDP   2017   news added July 2017

Sureshkumar Nair is now Joint Secretary to the government of India and is posted in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as Addl. CEO of GeM (Government e-Marketplace), a one stop e-commerce platform for goods and services used by the government that aims to make government procurements transparent, fast, cheap, and corruption free. 

MIDP   2017   news added October 2017

M. Habib Ur Rehman has published a paper called "Impact of Devolution on Budgeting and PFM Systems in Pakistan" in the Empirical Economic Review distributed through the University of Management and Technology in Pakistan:

MIDP   2017   news added January 2018