Master of Public Administration in Development Practice Archives - State of the Planet

Student Helps Engage Youth in Nepal’s Earthquake Recovery

Karolina Walęcik, a recently graduated MPA-DP student from the class of 2016, spent her summer field placement on a post-earthquake aid transparency project with the Accountability Lab in Kathmandu, Nepal.

by |June 2, 2016
Haiti 2010 earthquake

Remote Data Team Helped Put Haiti Back on the Map

Before the Haiti earthquake, few publicly available maps of the country existed. When the earthquake hit in 2010, some of the little data that existed was destroyed. Then a team at Tufts University went into action, and from afar, helped build updated maps of roads and earthquake damage to help humanitarian organizations deal with the crisis.

by |March 18, 2015

Perspective: Q&A with Development Practitioner Ignacio Urrutia

By Sarayu Adeni With careful planning and a methodical approach, Ignacio Urrutia, MPA-DP ‘13, aims to solve problems before they happen. Currently working in South Asia’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Unit at the World Bank, he brought over five years of experience at the World Bank and UNDP in Washington, D.C. and… read more

by |November 14, 2013

Perspective: A Q&A with Development Practitioner Sarah Curran

Sarah Curran, Master of Public Administration in Development Practice (MDP), Class of 2011, believes that addressing complex global issues starts with a meal. As a Program Manager for the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, she brings a full plate of organizational and information experience, from back home in the UK in Parliament and with the European Union’s Delegation to the United Nations. With us, she discusses her scholarly, professional and personal interests in food security and nutrition.

by |October 28, 2013