International Development Studies M.A. Program

Christina Fink, IDS Program Director
Christina Fink, Program Director

International development is a continuously evolving field of practice that has the potential to bring about tremendous improvements in people’s lives. Tackling today’s wide range of global development challenges requires innovative and thoughtful approaches that build on ethical principles and a spirit of partnership.  By learning from development practice to date and being attentive to political and cultural contexts, transformational change can be achieved.

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In the News

Max Obuz, a senior in Columbian College, and Evan Young, B.A. '15, a graduate from the Elliott School

Students' Business Plan Aims to Change Lives in India

January 11, 2016

Elliott School graduate Evan Young (B.A. '15) is working with Columbian College senior Max Obuz to turn a business plan into a nonprofit aimed at solving sanitation problems in developing countries.


November 03, 2015

IDS Director Sean R. Roberts co-authored a report for USAID/Ukraine on combating everyday corruption through behavior change with Elliott School Research Professor Robert Orttung.

Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies

October 15, 2015

James Foster co-authors a World Bank research report assessing progress made towards ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.