Support SIPA students and the EPD Workshop
Small Teams, Real Clients, Big Impact.
Support SIPA Students and the Economic and Political Development (EPD) concentration Workshop today.
What is the EPD Workshop? The Workshop in Development Practice is a core course for second-year Master’s degree students in the Economic and Political Development (EPD) Concentration, as well as some students in other concentrations. Through the workshop, students apply concepts and skills they have studied in the classroom to assist real-world clients in a variety of projects supporting national and local development.
Working in teams with a faculty advisor, students each year assist clients on cutting-edge assignments in about 20 countries. Most workshop projects involve in-country field work, which allows teams to visit project areas, engage directly with key stakeholders, and develop relevant and actionable recommendations for their clients. For many students, the workshop is the highlight of their SIPA experience, and a valuable stepping stone to their future careers. For more information, see https://sipa.columbia.edu/workshop-in-development-practice
How does my contribution make a difference? The workshop requires substantial funds to cover students’ field travel. While SIPA and the workshop clients cover the bulk of students’ expenses, additional resources are needed to ensure the workshop's sustained success.
Your contribution will enable more SIPA students to put their coursework into practice through the EPD Workshop, while providing valuable input to the work of organizations such as Save the Children, TechnoServe, TECHO, Transparency International, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank, in countries as diverse as Ecuador, Jordan, Nepal and Sierra Leone.
Why should I give? Seeples are a community rooted in a desire to bridge gaps and contribute to positive change in the world – a global network of thinkers, activists, policymakers and leaders. Giving shows support for the sustained momentum of this community to positively impact organizations across the globe.