International development policy requires a firm foundation of knowledge about development challenges and experiences, ability to apply a wide range of evaluative and analytical tools, an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving, and communications skills.
Sanford faculty have active field research projects in more than 20 countries with expertise in economics, environmental engineering, political science, energy policy, quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, migration, and many other applied areas.
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The Public Policy Studies major is a perennial top major at Duke University.
PhD in Public Policy
Our faculty generate knowledge at local, state, national and global scales. They have advised World Bank, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corp., UNICEF and many field-based NGOs and community-based implementing organizations; trained thousands of foreign government officials in public finance and governance topics; identified crucial gaps in implementation of health care delivery globally and worked with global organizations to understand how to implement changes; worked to improve access to electricity and clean cook stoves in emerging economies, and much more.
Featured Faculty & Research
The Duke Center for International Development promotes sustainable development through its research, education and engagement with students, policy makers, practitioners, development partners, civil society and the private sector.
Professor Sarah Bermeo
Sarah Bermeo's research lies at the intersection of international relations and development, with a particular focus on relations between industrialized and developing countries.
Bautista Logioco graduated in 2004 from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University with a Master of International Development (MIDP) degree. Since then he has had a variety of international roles at the United Nations, including the World Food Programme, UN Women and the UN Development Program.
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