Our alumni do development differently. 

Around the world, Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) graduates are in pivotal roles, leading development.

Inside governments and traditional development organizations, and outside the box in startups and social enterprises, MPA/IDs are changing the way development is done.

Our graduates hold influential policy and management positions in a wide range of international organizations, national governments, central and regional banks, nonprofit and research organizations and private sector companies. 

    Among them:

    STUDENT_MPAID_Ahluwalia-Mallika.jpgMallika Ahluwalia, MBA, MPA/ID 2011, is the Co-founder and CEO of The Partition Museum in Amritsar, India which opened its doors on August 15, 2017, the 70th anniversary of the partition of India and Pakistan into independent nations. 


    MPA/ID graduate Mutsa ChirongaMutsa Chironga MPA/ID 2005, Principal in McKinsey’s Africa Financial Services Practice in Johannesburg, helps leading African banks grow across the continent, strengthen their performance and serve businesses and communities.


    MPA/ID graduate Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly MPA/ID 2008, Public Representative, Parliament of the Republic of Ireland, works for job creation, economic justice and political reform. 


    MPA/ID graduate Yue Man LeeYue Man Lee MPA/ID 2008, Senior Country Economist for the World Bank in Nigeria, provides assistance to federal and state governments to strengthen economic management and deepen fiscal reforms for growth and poverty reduction.

    MPA/ID alumni Jurist TanJurist Tan MPA/ID 2015, Expert Staff, Office of the President of Indonesia, advises on issues from social security to modernizing the government's data and IT system.



    View of Venezuela hilltops
    Alumni Spotlight

    "We are in the middle of the struggle of our lives, fighting for democracy and freedom in the streets. Hoping that the future will offer us the opportunity to pave the road to a more inclusive, sustainable and democratic development process. In some sense, for me, being here right now is the realization of all the principles we were taught and all the dreams we dreamt while in the MPA/ID Program." - Omar Zambrano MPA/ID 2005 (Venezuela)

    Omar Zambrano MPA/ID 2005 (Venezuela)
    Heat Maps of Predicting Conflict
    Alumni Spotlight

    "Using machine learning for predictive analytics in peacekeeping has the potential to help peacekeeping forces more quickly and effectively make predictions about conflict, and thus deploy resources more rapidly to save lives." Christy Lazicky MPA/ID 2017 (USA)

    Christy Lazicky, MPA/ID 2017 Best SYPA Award Winner
    Map of South America
    Alumni Spotlight

    "Having succeeded in the highly competitive Young Professional Program selection process, which attracts people from different PhD and master's programs, I would say that the combination of rigorous analytical skills and practical application that the MPA/ID offers makes alumni very attractive candidates." - Lucero Burga MPA/ID 2013 (Peru)

    Lucero Burga MPA/ID 2013 (Peru)
    Aerial view of African continent
    Alumni Spotlight

    "I have a public sector heart and a private sector mind. I wanted to challenge my perspective on public-private sector partnership. Too often, the two are framed as dichotomous. I have an intense desire to work with—not across—both sectors. While I believe that private sector growth is the key to prosperity on the African continent, without the public sector driving the development agenda in concert, the visions that we have set for our country are likely to remain just that: visions. I want to do things." - Amandla Ooko-Ombaka MPA/ID, MBA 2016 (Kenya)

    Amandla Ooko-Ombaka MPA/ID, MBA 2016 (Kenya)

    Learn how our Office of Career Advancement can be a partner to you while you are an MPA/ID student and, later, as an HKS graduate like Amandla Ooko-Ombaka MPA/ID, MBA 2016, to support you along your unique career journey.