The International Economic Development Program (IEDP) was established in 1999 by the International Student Policy Association at The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. It is a student-initiated program that serves as a forum for students to discuss the challenges that developing countries face.
IEDP participants engage in a 7-week course during winter semester, extensively studying the country of choice, and then take a one-week trip to that country over spring break. During the trip, students conduct interviews and discussions with policymakers, members of civil society, foreign development agencies and university students. Since its establishment, IEDP has focused on 11 countries, including Ethiopia, Cuba, Morocco, Venezuela, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, China, Peru, Jordan, and Senegal.
The 2011 IEDP will focus on Grenada. For more information, visit IEDP Grenada's blog.