DCID Annual Report

Director's Letter: Cultivating Discovery, Innovation & Hope

Our work at DCID has never been more important than it is right now. The pandemic continues to undermine decades of success at reducing extreme poverty in emerging economies, and it will certainly have further deleterious downstream effects on health, the environment, family and social structures, governance, and even conflict. Our vision over the next year is to prepare DCID to play a leading role in understanding the roots of these problems, devising policies to mitigate them, and equipping current and future leaders with the substantive knowledge and analytical tools to solve them in their own country contexts...


At the Duke Center for International Development, our faculty, staff, and students are driven by a shared vision: development that promotes peace and prosperity for all people.

Areas of Focus

A unit within Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, DCID advances international development policy and practice through interdisciplinary approaches in three key areas.


World-class Master of International Development Policy (MIDP), International Development Policy Certificate & Executive Education Programs

Research and Advising

Research faculty with practical experience in key development sectors and with leading development organizations


From policy and media engagement to global partnerships & special events, DCID leads the way in connecting Duke with international partners