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Realizing the extant interest in international development policy and planning of an outstanding number of students and faculty members in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and in the larger Rutgers community, the International Development Interest Group (IDIG), was established in early 2009, and in 2010 was recognized as a Graduate Student Association. IDIG functions as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, as well as a platform for collaborative work around various themes and geographies of relevance in planning and policy work in low- and middle-income countries. Meetings are held every month, in addition to IDIG-hosted events, to discuss the different aspects of our activities, including the exploration of networks and projects with existing centers, departments and organizations at Rutgers and with partner institutions around the globe. IDIG membership interests include (but are not exclusive to) the following sectors or themes within international development policymaking and planning: community development, energy, environmental vulnerabilities, financial mobilization, fiscal policy, healthcare and hygiene, housing, international trade, labor management, water, sanitation and waste management, political economy of development, post-conflict planning, public administration, technology, tourism, transportation, and women's studies. To receive announcements for meetings and special events, as well as to participate in discussions and access the related resources posted by members, the Rutgers community can join our Sakai website, which is publicly accessible and listed as "IDIG". For more information, please contact


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