About IEDP

About IEDP

The IEDP was established in 1999 by the IPSA at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. It is a student initiated, three-credit program that serves as a forum for students to discuss the challenges faced by developing economies. IEDP participants engage in a seven-week course in the winter semester, extensively studying the country of choice, and then take a one-week trip to the country over Spring Break. During the trip, IEDP students conduct extensive interviews and discussions with policymakers, members of civil society, foreign development agencies and university students. So far the IEDP has visited 11 countries, including Ethiopia, Cuba, Morocco, China, Costa Rica, Peru, Jordan, Senegal and the Philippines. The country of study for 2011 is Grenada, the first country from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the IEDP's history.

Friday, April 1, 2011

IEDP Disaster Management Presentation

For those who missed the IEDP Final Presentation, you can take a look at how the Disaster Management Team worked during the spring break and what the team's final product looks like at this website.  The website only captures part of the DM project; you will find how the IEDP works during the Spring Break.

It is an interesting project, not only in a sense of placing a part of its final presentation/product on the public domain, but also putting some of relevant information (part of).  The Internet is becoming an integral part of education.  Instructors use blogs and/or wiki as an information sharing tool among class participants.  It becomes a learning experience to get students accustomed with working in the public domain/open source environment.

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