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The International Development (IDEV) Program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries, with the aim of preparing students for careers in development. Students in the IDEV Program receive rigorous academic training that helps them better conceptualize the development process in its economic, political and social dimensions.

Academic Calendars [2]

IDEV 2015 Practicum Client Presentations: ASER Center, FEMSA, Mercy Corps, PFAN (Deloitte), World Bank Water and Sanitation, and World Resources Institute (WRI)
2016 IDEV Students visit Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant with Professor Nagpal
Bologna IDEV students attended the 2017 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ball in Vienna. Pictured left to right: Adam Weber, Kun Zhang, Audrey Stienon, Erin Smith, Tatiana Lang, Alice Schaus, Grace Cramer, Helena Molina, Pablo Villar Vileikis, Karina Asbjornsen, Rochana Cooray, Raphael Bousquet, Jamil Wyne and Irene Rivera Calderon.
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  • [3]
    Bernard L. Schwartz Professor in International Political Economy, Director of China-Africa Research Initiative, Director of International Development
    Washington, D.C.
    Email [5]
  • [6]
    Michael G.
    Director, SAIS Europe, Eni Professor of International Economics
    Bologna, Italy
    Email [8]
  • [9]
    Associate Director and Associate Practitioner in Residence
    Washington, D.C.
    Email [11]
  • [12]
    Baumgarten de Bolle
    Practitioner in Residence of International Economics and Emerging Markets
    Washington, D.C.
    Email [14]
  • [15]
    Raffaella A.
    Del Sarto
    Associate Professor of Middle East Studies
    Bologna, Italy
    Email [17]
  • [18]
    Associate Practitioner-in-Residence and Senior Advisor of International Development, Senior Fellow, The Foreign Policy Institute
    Washington, D.C.
    Email [20]
  • [21]
    Assistant Professor of International Development
    Washington, D.C.
    Email [23]
  • [24]
    Steven Muller Professor in German Studies
    Bologna, Italy
    Email [26]
  • [27]
    Professor of the Practice of International Development
    Washington, D.C.
    Email [29]
  • [30]
    Lecturer in Mathematics
    Bologna, Italy
    Email [32]
  • [33]
    Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence
    Washington, D.C.
    Email [35]

Program Activities


Development Roundtable

Coordinated and led by IDEV students, this events series provides speakers the opportunity to address the challenges of global development assistance and to suggest new initiatives that will improve the field. Learn more about the Development Roundtable [36].

Dr. Abdirahman D. Beileh, Somalian Minister of Finance, with IDEV Faculty and Development Roundtable Coordinator (Photo Credit: Kaveh Sardari)


Internship Program

Internships are an integral part of the learning experience and an entrée to future employment. The IDEV Program encourages students to pursue internships and research opportunities in developing countries during the summer and in Washington, D.C., during the school year.  IDEV collaborates with a range of partner agencies, NGOs, think tanks, and government agencies to help students secure substantive summer internships that build on the skills learned during the first year.  Providing stipends for unpaid internships offers students the flexibility to accept overseas positions which meet their needs and interests. Please click the links below to read more about sponsored students' internship experiences in the blogs they have written for SAIS Perspectives:

Erin Smith took time during her internship at UN Women’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office to make a new friend.

Kun Zhang interviewed students attending informal primary schools in Nairobi's slums, Kenya.



Perspectives: IDEV Student-Led Publication

Each spring IDEV publishes Perspectives, with articles on cutting-edge issues in development, many written by IDEV faculty, students and alumni.  Each annual issue focuses on a specific theme of development.  The editorial team has launched a new online platform http://www.saisperspectives.com/ [47] in November 2014 to host the IDEV program's perspectives on international development.


You can visit our archive here [48]

AY 2017-18 Perspectives Launch Event - Recorded October 30th, 2017
https://youtu.be/I794Zpq_1sU [49]








International Development Program | MA Requirements

International Development Program Learning Goals and Objectives [50]

Entering Class 2017-2018
MA students must take the equivalent of 16 non-language courses (64 credits) in order to graduate. Those students who are approved for dual degree or advanced standing may only need to take 12 courses (48 credits) or 14 courses (56 credits) as approved by Academic Affairs.



Students concentrating in International Development (IDEV) must take at least 6 courses in the program. In addition, IDEV students must complete a constrained International Economics and Quantitative Reasoning course. Students may not count the constrained International Economics and/or Quantitative Reasoning courses toward their 6 required IDEV concentration courses.

IDEV students must also complete Microeconomics (with a grade B- or above) prior to matriculating at Johns Hopkins SAIS through the school's Summer, Non-Degree, or Pre-Term programs or by passing the waiver exam.


  • 1 course SA.400.821 Introduction to Development required in the fall semester of the first year
  • 2 courses starting with the prefix SA.400.XXX
  • 3 courses from one of the Professional Tracks 

IDEV Professional Tracks
Students choose one of the following:

  • Development Economics (DevEc)
  • Finance and Development (F&D)
  • Governance, Politics and Development (GP&D)
  • Management for Development (MfD)
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Business (SEB)
  • Social Policy and Programs (SP)
  • Self-Designed (Program Approval Required)

Approved Courses for IDEV Professional Tracks AY17-18 [51]

Fall 2017 IDEV Course Schedule [52]

The concentration requirements, along with the other requirements of the school's MA, can be found on the IDEV Requirements Chart [53].

Students who choose to dual concentrate must choose IDEV as their primary concentration. All dual-concentrations must be approved by IDEV.



Students must complete 16 credits. The four required courses are:

  • Macroeconomics (prerequisite Microeconomics)
  • International Trade Theory (co- or prerequisite Microeconomics)
  • International Monetary Theory (prerequisite Macroeconomics)
  • One constrained IDEV economics course from below or another development economics course approved by IDEV:
    • SA.320.724 Introduction to Economic Development 
    • SA.320.731 Microeconomics of Development 
    • SA.320.735 Topics in Growth and Development 
    • SA.320.750 Comparative Perspectives of Economic Growth & Development 
    • SA.320.744 Economic Development 
    • SA.320.715.20  Theories and Models of Economic Development (Bologna campus only)

Students may not count the constrained International Economics course toward their 6 required IDEV concentration courses.

If a student passes a waiver exam [54] in one of these areas, the student must take a replacement International Economics program course(s) to fulfill the concentration requirement.

Beyond the requirements, many students choose to pursue an International Economics Specialization [55] in one of four areas of economics. Students may also choose to specialize in Emerging Markets [56].

Concentration GPA Requirement
Students must achieve a combined GPA of at least 2.67 in the four required International Economics program courses or they must retake the course(s) until a 2.67 concentration GPA is achieved. In the standard case, the concentration GPA will be the average of the grades of Macroeconomics, International Trade Theory, International Monetary Theory and the constrained IDEV economics course.

If one or more of the four standard courses is waived, the school will use the highest grade(s) from any eligible replacement International Economics program course(s) to compute the International Economics concentration GPA.



Students must complete one course from the list below as their constrained IDEV course.

  • Statistical Methods for Business & Economics 
  • Econometrics (prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business & Economics)
  • Applied Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
  • Macro Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)

Students may not double-count the same course toward the Quantitative Reasoning requirement and as an International Economics concentration course and vice-versa.

Students may not count the Quantitative Reasoning course toward their 6 required IDEV concentration courses.

If a student passes the statistics waiver exam, the student must take an alternate course from the list above to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Starting with the entering class of Fall 2017, students who pass Statistical Methods for Business & Economics in Pre-Term [57] will have fulfilled the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. The Pre-Term course is not for credit and is not factored into the GPA.



All students must pass 2 core courses and/or exams from the subjects below. If the core courses/exams are not completed by the start of the final semester, the student no longer has the option of completing the exam and must enroll in the core course(s) for credit. IDEV students are strongly encouraged to take Comparative Politics.

  • American Foreign Policy Since World War II
  • Comparative Politics
  • Evolution of the International Systems
  • Theories of International Relations


MA candidates must pass exams to demonstrate proficiency in a second language. This language must be offered at the school. Students whose native language is not English may use English as their proficiency language. All non-native English speakers are required to pass an English placement exam upon entering the school, even if not using English for proficiency.



IDEV concentrators must complete ONE of the following capstones:

  • IDEV Oral Exam with an IDEV examiner and an economist
  • IDEV Practicum
  • MA Oral Exam (to compete for honors—if eligible)

IDEV Plan of Study 2017-2018 [58]




Entering Class 2016-2017 [59]
Entering Class 2015-2016 [60]
Entering Class 2014-2015 [61]
Entering Class 2013-2014 [62]
Entering Class 2012-2013 [63]
Entering Class 2011-2012 [64]
Entering Class 2010-2011 [65]
Entering Class 2009-2010 [66]

IDEV Professional Tracks AY16-17 [67]
IDEV Professional Tracks AY15-16 [68]



International Development Minor Requirements:

  • 3 IDEV courses (12 credits) including:
    • SA.400.821 Introduction to Development (section 02)
    • 2 additional courses (8 credits) with the IDEV prefix of SA.400.XXX

General Minor Requirements:

  • MA students may pursue an optional minor in a policy or regional program. A student cannot pursue a minor in General IR or International Economics, but can pursue a Specialization in International Economics [69]
  • A student can have only one minor and can declare a minor at any time prior to graduation.
  • Students do not receive bidding priority for a minor.
  • All minors require three courses. Some minors require a specific course(s) and/or language proficiency.
  • A student may use a maximum of one applicable cross-listed course (4 credits) toward both a minor AND concentration requirements. In the IR or Asia concentrations, the cross-listed course must be from the primary concentration area and not from the 2 additional required courses in the other IR or Asia areas.

To add or change a minor, please click HERE [70].

Specializations and Practicum


IDEV students can opt for a specialization in Development Economics or International Finance, offered through the International Economics Program, or a specialization in Emerging Markets [71]. IDEV students are encouraged to combine functional approaches with the school's rich offerings in the development experience of specific regions such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

International Development Practicum
In order to expand the opportunities to work directly with public, private and non-governmental organizations, IDEV offers a two-semester Practicum class to second year students for credit. Successful completion of the Practicum also serves as a Capstone for graduating students. In academic year 2016-17, 23 students were enrolled in the Practicum.

What is a Practicum?
A practicum is a course designed to provide students the tools and opportunity to work with an external client on a development problem or opportunity. It allows students the opportunity to apply their research, analysis and practical skills to an issue that is of direct relevance to a client. The team of students works closely with the client to produce a high quality output in the form of a publishable report, policy or program that may be implemented by the client. In addition to allowing students to translate their knowledge into practice, the practicum experience also allows students to make valuable contacts with potential employers.

How is the Practicum implemented?
Approximately 20 second year IDEV students are eligible for taking the practicum as a course for credit, over two semesters. They are selected in the Fall semester based on their coursework, prior experience and demonstrated interest. Students form teams and work with a professor throughout the Fall semester to conduct research and design a proposal collaboratively with previously identified clients. They meet once a week to discuss research methods, their proposals, and progress with the professor assigned to lead their team. Teams undertake field research during winter break and complete a report to the client upon their return. Students are required to meet with the professor at an assigned class time each week. Every member of the team is held responsible for the timely completion of assignments. The practicum requires that student teams meet outside of class both with each other as well as with the client. The entire team is held responsible for coordinating logistics with the client. Students are evaluated both individually and on the basis of the final product that they deliver to the client.  Professor Deborah Brautigam, Director of the International Development Program, has been quoted in Foreign Policy magazine saying that the practicum "gives students an invaluable, hands-on experience to work with an international development organization and address an important development challenge. Participants often say their practicum work was one of the most important experiences they had in graduate school. These are not research projects. Practicum students address practical problems that the client needs to solve.” To read more about the the Practicum program in the Foreign Policy Guide article, click here [72].

Practicum Flowchart [73]

In AY 2017-18, 24 students were selected for the IDEV Practicum. Six teams will travel to India, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines to support their clients.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), New Delhi, India - The GAIN team will investigate the sanitation and nutrition environment of street vendors serving perishable, freshly-cooked food and will identify challenges and opportunities in serving the urban poor in New Delhi and Jaipur. The research will focus on perceptions of an enabling/disabling environment for street vending, the urban supply chain, and demand and will create an assessment tool to measure the street vending sanitation and nutrition environment which GAIN can use for determining areas for future programmatic interventions.
International Finance Corporation (IFC), Manila, Philippines - The IFC team will conduct global stocktaking of successful models for financing young entrepreneurs. They will compile a set of case studies to identify best practices and lessons learned to inform concrete policy recommendations for the G20's Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
International Development Enterprises (iDE), Hue, Vietnam - iDE is an international non-profit organization dedicated to creating income and livelihood opportunities for the rural poor, in Vietnam. The goal of this team's project is to develop a business case on the replicability of Hydrologic, a viable social enterprise started by iDE in Cambodia, in the Vietnam context. Hydrologic manufactures, distributes, and sells water filters in rural Cambodia and has to date successfully sold over 500,000 filters to households at the base of the pyramid.
LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India - This project aims to assess the cost effectiveness of LVPEI, a network of ophthalmologic clinics in India serving over 2.5 million mostly-low-income patients in India. Additionally, it will perform an operational analysis of a select sample of primary care centers. Altogether, the results should help the organization improve its allocation of resources while getting a better understanding of its impact to the communities it serves.

Water.org, Phnom Penh, Cambodia - This team is working with Water.org in Cambodia to design a business model for scaling-up access to Water and Sanitation Services (WSS) for financially excluded people through Digital Financial Services (DFS). 

Athena Infonomics, Chennai, India - The Athena team is working to identify a social infrastructure project in India that is a viable candidate for a Social Impact Bond (SIB) funding and partnership structure. They will then propose a primer for such SIB structure for the selected project based on consultations with potential investors, implementing partners, government officials, and other relevant actors.

© All information contained herein is the sole property of Johns Hopkins SAIS International Development Program.  Any unauthorized use, such as distributing, copying, modifying, or reprinting, is not permitted. To obtain permission to reproduce or distribute this document contact saisidev@jhu.edu [74].

In AY 2016-17, 23 students were selected for the IDEV Practicum. Six teams travelled to India, China, Kenya, and Uganda to support their clients. The field work conducted by each team in January 2017 is summarized below:

  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (New Delhi, India) - Improving Municipal Nutrition Security in New Delhi: identifying key blockages in the value chains of selected nutritional food items in Delhi in order to propose intervention points for the Client. Final Deliverable. [75]
  • World Wildlife Fund (Beijing, China) - Promoting trade and investment in Green Products (GPs) between China and Kenya: develop key products and sectors in China, in tandem with team in Kenya, where GPs have the greatest economic and environmental benefit for China-Africa economic interactions. Final Deliverable [76].
  • World Wildlife Fund (Nairobi, Kenya) - Promoting trade and investment in Green Products (GPs) between China and Kenya: develop key products and sectors in Kenya, in tandem with the team in China, where GPs have the greatest economic and environmental benefit for China-Africa economic interactions. Final Deliverable [76].
  • International Center for Research on Women (Kampala, Uganda) - Strategic planning for the recently opened ICRW African Regional Office: Stakeholder analysis and strategic proposal to guide the development of ICRW’s activities in Africa. Final Deliverable [77].
  • Quona (Mumbai, India):  Implementing the agile development model to enhance Quona’s social performance management tool and facilitate the adoption of common valuation practices among portfolio clients. Final Deliverable [78].
  • Athena Infonomics (India) - Maternal and Child Health Data Management: Understanding the challenges around and improving MCH data collection, management, and analysis. Final Deliverable [79].

    IDEV AY2015-16 Practicum Client Presentation on 4/26/2017 with Presentation Video [80] and PowerPoint Presentation, as well as a Storify [81].

2017 IDEV Practicum Team (Photo Credit: Anshu Singh)

In AY 2015-16, 23 students were selected for the IDEV Practicum.  Six teams traveled to Kenya, Nigeria, India, Egypt, and Sri Lanka, in order to support clients by working on projects ranging from decision-making tools for sanitation decision makers to evaluating business models for training and vocational education.  The field work conducted by the teams in January 2016 is summarized below:

  • Athena Infonomics - City Development, India:  Worked with government officials, civil society organizations, and academics to determine possible strategies to leverage technology to engage directly with citizens to improve service delivery in urban areas.  Particular attention was paid to road quality. The team will build on RoadLab app, which was used as the key element in a blueprint for identifying poor-quality road construction to be targeted for repair. Final Deliverable [82].
  • Athena Infonomics - Sanitation Planning, India: Supported the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) Tool to aid policymakers in determining future urban sanitation investments.  Students carried out field work in Chennai and Vellore, India and created a blueprint for a DSS tool that will be shared with Athena. Final Deliverable [83].
  • International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka: Assess the threats and opportunities to the fishing communities surrounding Negombo Lagoon through meetings and focus groups with key government officials, fishermen, and non-profit organizations in the area.  Conducted extensive research to describe the cause of declining ecosystems and shrinking catch size, and determine possible strategies for solving these problems. Final Deliverable [84].
  • Promundo, Egypt:  The Practicum team worked with the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) team of Promundo to identify potential partners and support adoption of Promundo’s gender equality activities to new contexts in the Middle East.  Final deliverable results included a comprehensive stakeholder map for new partners as well as policy recommendations for expanding into Morocco.
  • Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence Foundation (SACE), Kenya:  Four IDEV students traveled to Kenya to work with SACE and determine possible strategies for improving Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) to better meet the needs of Chinese firms operating in Africa.  Interviews in Eldoret, Nairobi, and Mombasa determined gaps and areas of weakness in the TVET market in Kenya, and final deliverables will result in proposed strategies for achieving long-term sustainability and further growth for SACE. Final Deliverable [85].
  • Zhongfu International Investment Company, Nigeria: IDEV students worked with their client to assess the successes and opportunities for the Ogun-Guandong Free Trade Zone with a particular focus on management strategies and sustainable growth for the FTZ.  Final deliverables will include suggestions for further management and organizational strategies to improve the FTZ. Final Deliverable [86].

IDEV AY2015-16 Practicum Client Presentation on 4/27/2016 with Presentation Video  [87]and PowerPoint Presentation. [88]

2016 IDEV practicum team (Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Kasuya, Johns Hopkins SAIS)

In AY 2014-15, the Practicum grew to include 22 students who traveled with their teams to Cambodia, the Philippines, China, India and Mexico, based on the location of the client and the project. Consulting teams once again negotiated a demanding terms of reference with their clients and produced an array of high quality outputs, described below.

  • ASER-India: Work with ASER, the premier independent evaluator of educational inputs and outcomes in India, to understand how to incorporate twenty-first century skills into educational curricula and evaluate readiness among students and teachers in government schools. Students carried of field work in India and created new qualitative and quantitative tools for ASER. Final Deliverable [89].
  • FEMSA Foundation, Mexico: Evaluate the existing nutritional education programs in Food Banks supported by the Foundation and create new monitoring and evaluation tools for the Foundation. These are supported by training tools for staff. The team also completed an evaluation of potential partners for the Foundation. All research and tools are in Spanish. Final Deliverable [90] and Measurement Plan [91].
  • Mercy Corps, the Philippines: Using primary qualitative and quantitative survey data and an extensive literature survey, student produced a comprehensive report on the determinants of disaster resilience in the Philippines. Their analysis focused on financial inclusion and an evaluation of Mercy Corps' unconditional cash transfer program in the typhoon affected areas of the Philippines. Final Deliverable [92].
  • Private Financing Advisory Network-Asia, Cambodia: A student team assisted PFAN-Asia to document the demand for solar energy in Cambodia with a view to creating a business case for independent investors. The final deliverable is a "business case" for solar photovoltaic as a viable profit-seeking model, with accompanying financial modeling detailing both the expected returns per transaction as well as the overall financials for a business operating in this space if the entrepreneur began pursuing the proposed model starting in 2016.  Final Deliverable. [93]
  • World Resources Institute, China and the Philippines: WRI worked with students to explore options to promote sustainability at new multilateral financial institutions New Development Bank (NDB) formed by the BRICS, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) formed by the Government of China. This timely research has the potential to influence the environmental and social safeguards policies adopted by both MFIs.  Final Deliverable [94].
  • Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank, Cambodia: The team conducted in-depth surveys to evaluate the state of sanitation businesses in rural Cambodia. It created guidelines for the formation and implementation of a business association of sanitation-related service providers in Cambodia with a view to helping the country reach millions of Cambodians who currently lack access to improved sanitation. Final Deliverable [95] and Break-Even Analysis [96].  

IDEV AY2014-15 Practicum Client Presentation on 4/29/2015 with Presentation Video [97] and PowerPoint Presentation [98].

2015 IDEV Practicum Team 

Mercy Corps Team: Grace Harter, Meredith Kummings, Daniel Hudner
(not pictured, Joanna Van Asselt)   (Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Kasuya, Johns Hopkins SAIS)

In AY2013-14, 16 second year students successfully completed the first IDEV Practicum. Four teams delivered high quality, valuable products to a diversity of clients from the World Bank to large and small NGOs in India. Deliverables included surveys in rural Indian villages and large cities such as Bangalore, primary data collection through phone interviews in the US, stakeholder and sector analysis based on secondary sources. Students completed business plans, monitoring and evaluation guides, new research guides and methodologies for their final deliverables with the following clients:

  • Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services (Kottayam, India)
  • LV Prasad Eye Institute (Hyderabad, India)
  • Reap Benefit (Bangalore, India)
  • Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank (Washington, D.C.)

IDEV Practicum Client Presentations 2013-14 [99] on 4/29/2014 with 2013-14 Student Final Deliverables [100]

Research in Implementation Seminar

 Conveners:  Brian Levy and Dan Honig
Time:  Fridays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Bernstein-Offit Building
1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Fall 2017


September 8, 2017 -  Martin Williams [101], Associate Professor in Public Management, Blavatnik School, Oxford University
Beyond State Capacity: Policy Implementation, Bureaucratic Effectiveness, and Reform


September 29, 2017 in BOB 736 - Michael Woolcock [102], Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank
Building State Capability

October 6, 2017 - Brian Levy [103], Professor of the Practice of International Development, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Hierarchical vs Horizontal Governance: Using 'Political Settlements' and Institutional Approaches to Assess 'Good Fit’ in South African Schools

October 20, 2017 in BOB 416 - Robert Blair [104],  Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Building Trust in a Reformed Security Sector: Evidence from Liberia

November 3, 2017 in BOB 416 -  Mai Hassan [105], Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Governing Under Autocratic Regimes

November 17, 2017 in BOB 736 - Neeraj Mittal [106], Senior Adviser to Executive Director (EDS12), World Bank, Anit Mukherjee [107], Center for Global Development, Alan Gelb [108], Center for Global Development.
The Reform of India’s LPG Cooking Gas Subsidy: The Largest Direct Benefit Transfer System in the World

December 1, 2017 in BOB 736 - Shelby Grossman [109], Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Memphis
The Politics of Order in Informal Markets: Evidence from Lagos


Our Alumni


IDEV Alumni

In addition to making a decisive impact on the field of international development, IDEV graduates have established an active alumni network and maintain a close relationship with the program. They also give back to the program in many ways - delivering presentations at brown bag lunches, assisting in the school's Admissions Office and on career development panels, offering job and internship advice to current students, and serving as the best possible advocates for recruiting new students.

If you would like to stay connected, check us out on LinkedIn, Twitter [120], and Instagram [121].

We appreciate the responses from all of you who have contacted us regarding your current endeavors.  We hope to establish a complete list of IDEV student alumni updates. 

If you are interested in contacting our alumni or have additional questions regarding IDEV alumni affairs please contact the International Development Program at saisidev@jhu.edu [74].

To refer a prospective student to Johns Hopkins SAIS, please click here [122].

We've launched our Alumni Newsletter in AY2015-16 to keep you updated with the latest news, research and events from IDEV, and to provide an opportunity for you to connect with your fellow alumni.  Within the newsletters, you will find: alumni updates and contact information, news from the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI), information on how to contribute to SAIS Perspectives, updates on this year's IDEV Practicum Projects, upcoming IDEV events, information on new courses, professors, and more!

Below are links to our previous newsletters:

External Resources


SAIS Perspectives

SAIS Perspectives [47] is an annual publication of the International Development program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. The publication provides a forum for discussion of critical, cutting-edge topics with the goal of proposing innovative ways of thinking about the practice and policy of international development. 


Professor Cinnamon Dornsife, Faculty Advisor prior to 2014, promoting SAIS Perspectives.

2017-2018 Perspectives Editorial Team
Professor Tanvi Nagpal, Editorial Advisor (tnagpal1@jhu.edu [11])
Ammar Khalid, Editor-in-Chief (akhalid6@jhu.edu [129])
Grace Cramer, Senior Editor (gcramer2@jhu.edu [130])
Adam Weber, Senior Editor (aweber23@jhu.edu [131])
Maya Gainer, DC-based Editor (mgainer1@jhu.edu [132])
Alison Decker, DC-based Editor (adecke16@jhu.edu [133])
Deboleena Rakshit, Bologna-based Editor (drakshi1@jhu.edu [134])

Click here [135] for past publications. 

Online Office Hours Sign Up - Spring Semester 2018

For Professors Brautigam, Nagpal, Dornsife, and Honig, please sign up at Sign Up Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/ [136]

  • Top right corner, click on “Find a Sign Up”
  • Input dbrautigam@jhu.edu [137], tnagpal1@jhu.edu [11], cdornsife@jhu.edu [138], or dhonig@jhu.edu [139] under “Search by Email” and enter random text for non-spam verification
  • For Professors Brautigam, Nagpal, Dornsife, and Honig: Click on “Professor [Last Name]'s Office Hours”.
  • Check off the time slot of your preference, and click on “Submit and Sign Up”
  • Enter your name in the “My Comment” section and complete your personal information and click on “Sign Up Now!”
  • Voila! You are done!

You will need your e-mail address for making or changing an appointment online.  If you need to meet with Professor Brautigam outside of office hours, please contact Nicole Kazi at nkazi1@jhu.edu [140] to schedule an appointment.


Johns Hopkins SAIS Honor Code Documents

According to "The Red Book: Johns Hopkins SAIS Student and Academic Handbook", enrollment at the school obligates each student to conduct all activities in accordance with the rules and spirit of the school’s Honor Code. The Honor Code governs student conduct. It covers all activities in which students present information as their own, including written papers, examinations, oral presentations and materials submitted to potential employers or other educational institutions. It requires that students be truthful and exercise integrity and honesty in their dealings with others, both inside the school and in the larger community.  For more details, please see The Red Book [141].

An online course is available to students to help learn about JHU academic standards, and how to avoid plagiarism during your studies.  This course covers important topics on how to cite, quote, paraphrase, and summarize.  To access this online course, please have your JHED and password ready and login here [142].


Reading and Writing Guides

Contact Us

Deborah Bräutigam
Bernard L. Schwartz Professor in International Political Economy, Professor of International Development and Comparative Politics, Director of the International Development Program
dbrautigam@jhu.edu [137]
BOB 733

Tanvi Nagpal
Associate Director of the International Development Program, Associate Practitioner-in-Residence
tnagpal1@jhu.edu [11]
(202) 663-5947
BOB 732

Cinnamon Dornsife
Senior Advisor of the International Development Program, Associate Practitioner-in-Residence
cdornsife@jhu.edu [138]
BOB 726

Daniel Honig
Assistant Professor of International Development
dhonig@jhu.edu [139]
BOB 735A

Ada Ho
Academic Program Coordinator
tho15@jhu.edu [147]
BOB 728

Nicole Kazi
Academic Program Assistant
nkazi1@jhu.edu [140]
BOB 734

Address & Phone

International Development
Bernstein-Offit Building
1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

202-663-5943; 202-663-5929