INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY ALLIANCE (IDPPA)Print
The International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA) was inaugurated in 2012 to connect scholars and practitioners in major emerging economies to collaborate in the areas of research, teaching, and policy action. The member-institutions are all graduate schools offering high-quality master’s degrees taught in English that provide rigorous training in global development and public policy analysis for the next generation of policy-makers.
IDPPA held its first Annual Conference, Life in the New Global Cities, in July 2013 in Beijing, with co-sponsorship by a wide range of global organizations in diverse sectors: UN Habitat, OECD, Urban China Initiative, McKinsey & Company, Columbia University, and Brandeis University. Participants from more than a dozen countries presented papers on five themes: Productivity, Infrastructure Development, Equity and Social Inclusion, Sustainability, and Quality of Life.
In November 2014, IDPPA presented a panel at a conference held in Istanbul entitled Public Policymaking in a Globalized World, hosted by the Sabanci University's Istanbul Policy Center and the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung. Contributions from all IDPPA member-institutions were focused on teaching global public policy; conference papers were published in May 2015 in a volume co-edited by IDPPA President Robin Lewis (RANEPA) and Professor Korel Goymen (Sabanci University's Istanbul Policy Center).
The second IDPPA Annual Conference held in November 22-24, 2015 in Delhi, hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University’s School of Government and Public Policy. The theme was Beyond the Washington Consensus: Public Policy and the Future of Development Assistance.