About Us

International Development Policy Association (IDPA) serves as a platform for students interested in understanding and addressing issues within international development. We recognize the complexity of development challenges and believe in the value of approaching these with a rigorous, evidence-based approach.

Recognizing that Harris is a professional school, we aim to provide students practical exposure to and experience for a career in international development policy. IDPA is also committed to providing students with an opportunity to present and discuss their own experiences and research in international development.


  • Host events with leading practitioners and academics in international development in the form of lectures and workshops

  • Organize a student speaking series for students to present their own research or previous professional experience in international development

  • Engage with Harris alumni working in international development and facilitate networking opportunities