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Summer School at a Glance

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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 has 45 participants. It brings together ten students from Duke University, five students from Uppsala University in Sweden, fifteen students from prominent Indian universities and fifteen 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 socio-political challenges.
  • The program combines classroom study with intensive fieldwork. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their classroom learning in practical field projects designed to provide transformative solutions to real-life problems.
Structure
  • Each participant will be part of a team made up of a student from Duke or Uppsala 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 funders.
  • 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.
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Curriculum

Coursework will include:

Development Classes
  • Concepts and Theories of Development
  • Investigative Research Tools and Methods
  • Professional Skills and Development, including grant writing and data presentation
Management Classes
  • Project management
  • Case methods
  • Finance and accounting in the not-for-profit sector
Dates

The Summer School takes place from June 16th - July 28th, 2018.

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