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By creating the MPA/ID Program, the Harvard Kennedy School has established a new career path towards leadership positions in international development. Other programs emphasize either high-level technical training (as in master's and PhD programs in economics), or professional training (as in master's programs in international affairs or public administration). The MPA/ID combines the two approaches. It positions its graduates toward all-around excellence in a field that requires skills of both types.
Since its inception in 1999, the visibility of the MPA/ID Program has grown rapidly. It enjoys a reputation for outstanding faculty; a challenging, integrated curriculum; bright and committed students; exciting internships; and successful alumni.
The majority of the graduates are engaged in public service work in governments, intergovernmental organizations, or non-profit organizations; the World Bank and the UN are the two largest employers. Other alumni are employed in the private sector in consulting, finance, and social entrepreneurial ventures. A few graduates enroll in doctoral programs.
Introducing a radical new way to give: directly.
"Our vision for GiveDirectly is industry changing," said Rohit Wanchoo, MPA/ID 2008. "We want to make cash transfers the benchmark against which all poverty-alleviation interventions are measured." Inspired Alum Seeks to Change the Industry of Giving