Duke in India
- The Summer School for Future Leaders in Development is a six-week
course organized by the Center for Development Management at IIM Udaipur
and the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, USA.
- The Summer School brings together students from Duke, students from
prominent Indian universities and early career staff members from Indian
non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is aimed at future
development leaders seeking careers in the academic field, in practical
areas of development and in related sectors dealing with contemporary
- Each participant will be part of a three-person team made up of a
student from Duke University, a student from an Indian University and a
young NGO professional.
- Each team will spend 2½ weeks in the field hosted by a regional NGO working in rural villages or urban slums.
- The team will identify gaps in existing responses to community needs
and will create a detailed project proposal for the NGO including a
needs appraisal, implementation plan, budget and cost-benefit analysis.
The proposal will be in a form suitable for presentation to potential
- Each team would also study the ownership and governance structure of
the NGO and assess its strengths and weaknesses with respect to
implementation and financial sustainability.
- Participants will earn a certificate from IIM Udaipur.
Course work will include:
- Concepts and Theories of Development
- Investigative Research Tools and Methods
- Managing Development
- Professional Skills and Development, including grant writing and data presentation
The Summer School takes place from June 17th to July 29nd 2017.